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Intormative 
Historical 
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L 1 E. RARY 

OF THE 

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or ILLINOIS 



Q)i7-73 
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miBoli Histtfical Sun^ 



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THE AMERICAN AERIAL COUNTY HISTORY SERIES, No. 1 
^nis is 

MACON COUNTY, ILLINOIS 

An Up-To-Date Historial Narrative with County 
Map and Many Unique Aerial Photographs 
of Cities, Towns, Villages and Farmsteads 



JOHN DRURY 

Author Historic Midwest Houses, Midwest Heritage, etc., 

and member of American Association for 

State and Local History 



1 954 



PUBLISHED BY 

THE LOREE COMPANY 

3094 Milwaukee Avenue Chicago 18, Illinois 

PRICE $25.00 

COPYRIGHT 1954 BY THE LOREE CO. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. PRINTED IN U.S.A. 



The American Aerial County History Series, No. I 



Printed in offset lithography 
by The Loree Company, 
Chicago, Illinois. 1954 



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V.I 



AcknovledgBents 

This is the first of a series of new-style county histories which 
will ultimately embrace all of the 3,070 counties in the United States. 
The project is known as The American Aerial County History Series. In 
the preparation of this work on Macon County, Illinois, the author and 
publisher hereby acknowledge their gratitude, for advice and assistance 
given them, to Mr. Joseph Wolf and Mrs. Ellen Chase of the Newberry 
Library, Chicago: to Mr. Herbert H. Hewitt and Mrs. Roberta Pjtton of 
the Chicago Public Library, Chicago: and to various librarians, public 
officials, business executives and private citizens of Decatur and 
Macon County, Illinois. 

Sources used by the author in preparing this book were: History of 
y^ Macon County, Illinois, by John W. Smith (Springfield, 1876); Centennial 

History of Decatur and Macon County, by Mabel E. Richmond (Decatur, 
1930) ; "Lincoln and Macon County, " article by Mwin Davis in Journal 
of Illinois State Historical Society, Vol. 25, A, ril-July, 1932; History 
of Macon County, Illinois, published by Brink, McDonough & Company 
(Edwardsville, 1880); and United States Census of Population for 1950. 



ni 



Roster of State Officers 



UNITED STATES SENATORS FROM ILLINOIS 



Name 


Term 
of service 


Residence 


Remarks 


Ninian Edwards, Dem 


1818-1819. 

1818-1823 

1819-1824 

1823-1829 

1824-1825 

1825-1831 

1829-1830 

Nov. 12-Dec. 

11, 1830 

1830-1835 

1831-1835 

1835-1841 

1835-1837 

1837-1843 

1841-1843 

1843-1849 

1843-1847 

1847-1853 

1849-1855 

1853-1859 

1855-1861 

1859-1861 

1861-1867 

1861-1863 

1863-1865 

1865-1871 

1867-1873 

1871-1877 

1873-1879. 

1877-1883 

1879-1885 

1883-1889 

1885-1886 

1887-1891 

1889-1895 

1891-1897 

1895-1901 

1897-1903 

1901-1907 

1903-1909. 

1907-1913 

1909-1912 

1913-1919 

1913-1915 

1915-1921 

1919-1925 

1921-1927. 

1925-1931 

1927- 

1928-1933 

1931-1937 

1933-1939 

1937-1939 

1939-1945 

1939-1940 

1940-1943 

1943-1949 „ 

1945-1951 

1949-1955 

1951-1957 


Kaskaskia 

Kaskaskia 

Edwardsville.. 
EdwardsviUe.. 
Shawneetown.. 

Kaskaskia 

Shawneetown- 

Kaskaskia 

Carmi 

Kaskaskia 

Carmi 




.Tesse B Thnm.qs, Dem 




Ninian Edwards. Dem 


Own successor. Resigned 1824. 


Jesse B. Thomas, Dem 


Own successor. 


John McLean, Dem 


Vice Edwards, resigned. 


Ella.*? Kent. Kane, Dem 


To succeed McLean. 


John McLean, Dem 


Died Oct. 14, 1830. 


David J. Baker, Dem 




John M. Robinson, Dem 

Elins Kent, Kane, Dem 


Appointed, vice McLean, deceased. 

To succeed Baker. 

Own successor. Died Dec. 12, 1835. 


John M. Robinson, Dem 


Own successor. 


William L. D. Ewing, Dem 

Richard M. Young, Dem 

Samuel McRoberts, Dem 

Sidnev Breese, Dem 


Vandalia 

Jonesboro 

Waterloo 

Carlvle.. 

Alton 


Vice Kane, deceased. 

To succeed Ewing. 

Vice Robinson. Died Mar. 22, 1843. 

To succeed Young. 


Jarnp.s Semplp, Dem . , , 


Appointed, \'ice McRoberts deceased. 


Stephen A. Douglas, Dem 

James Shields, Dem.. 


Quincy.. 

Springfield 

Chicago 

BeUeviUe 

Chicago 

Chicago 

Quincy 

Quincy 

Jacksonville... 

Chicago 

Chicago 

Decatur 

Bloomington.. 

Chicago.. 

Springfield 

Chicago 

Chicago 

Springfield 

Springfield 

Springfield 

Chicago 

Springfield 

Aurora 

Springfield 

Chicago 

Chicago 

Springfield 

Springfield 

Chicago 

Champaign 

Chicago.. 

Dwight 

Murphysboro„ 

Chicago. 

Beardstown... 

Chicago 

Havana 

Chicago. 

Chicago 

Chicago 

Havana 

Chicago 

Pekin 


To succeed Semple. 
To succeed Breese. 


Stephen A. Douglas, Dem 

L. Trumbull, Anti-Neb., Dem. 

Stephen A. Douglas, Dem 

Lyman, Trumbull, Rep 

Orville H. Browning, Rep 

William A. Ri hardson, Dem... 
Richard Yates, Rep 


Own successor. 

To succeed Shields. 

Own successor. Died June 3, 1861. 

Own suc"essor. 

-■Appointed, vice Douglas. 

To succeed Browning. 

To succeed Richardson. 


Lyman Trumbull, Rep 


Own successor. 


John A. Logan. Rep 


To succeed Yates. 


Richard J. Oglesby, Rep 

David Davis, Ind 


To succeed Trumbull. 
To succeed Logan. 


John A. Logan, Rep 


To succeed Oglesby. 


Shelby M. Cullom, Rep 

John A. Logan, Rep 


To succeed Davis. 
Died Dec. 26. 1886. 


Charles B. FarweU, Rep.. 

Shelby M. Cullom, Rep 

John M. Palmer, Dem 


Vice &6gan, deceased. 
To succeed Smself. 
To succeed FarweU. 


Shelby M. Cullom, Rep 

William E. Mason, Rep 


To succeed himself. 
To succeed Palmer. 


Shelby M. Cullom, Rep.. 

Albert J. Hopkins, Rep _ 

Shelby M. CuUom, Rep. 

*WiUiam Lorimer, Rep 


To succeed himself. 
To succeed Mason. 
To succeed himself. 
To succeed Hopkins. 


James Hamilton Lewis, Dem... 

Lawrence \. Sherman, Rep 

Lawrence Y. Sherman, Rep 

MediU McCormick, Rep 

William B. McKinley, Rep 

Charles S. Deneen, Rep 

tFrank L. Smith, Rep 


To succeed CuUom. 
In place of Lorimer. 
To succeed himself. 
To succeed Lewis. 
To succeed Sherman. 
To succeed McCormick. 
To succeed McKinley. 


Otis F. Glenn, Rep 


In place of Frank L. Smith. 


James Hamilton Lewis, Dem... 

William H. Dieterich. Dem 

James Hamilton Lewis, Dem... 
Scott W. Lucas, Dem 


To succeed Deneen. 
To succeed Glenn. 
Died April 9, 1939. 
To succeed Dieterich. 


James M. Slattery, Dem 

C. W'ayland Brooks, Rep 

C. Wayland Brooks, Rep 

Scott W. Lucas, Dem 


-Appointed; vice Lewis, deceased. 
Elected to fiU Lewis term. 


Paul H. Dnn^la.s, Dem 




Everett McKinley Dirksen, Rep. 











* Unseated, election being declared iUegal by Senate, 
t Refused his seat by action of the Senate. 



Vi 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Map of Macan County X 

Story of Macon County 1 

Decatur Township ( Dec atur) 17 

Austin Township 3 3 

Blue Mound Township (Boody) ... 33 

Friends' Creek Township ( Arge nta ) 71 

Harristown Township ( Earn s t own } 101 

Hickory Point Township (Forsythe, BearsdaLe) . 117 

Illini Township ( V ar rens bu rg ) -41 

Long Creek Township (Long Creek, Casner) . . . 161 

Maroa Township (Maroa 187 

Milaa Township 211 

Mt. Zion (Mt. Zion, Eervey Ctty) 223 

Niantic Township ( ffi ant i c ) 241 

Oakley Township (Oakley, Sangamon) 259 

Pleasant View Township (Blue Mound) 283 

South Macon Township (Macon City) » 301 

South Wheatland Township (Slum) 321 

WhitBore Township (Oreana) 337 



WILLIAM G. STRATTON 
Governor 

Born at lagelside in Lake County 
on February 26, 1914 



PAST GOVERNORS OF ILLINOIS 



Name 



Sliadrach Bond, Dem 

Edward Coles, Dem 

Ninian Edwards, Dem' 

John Reynolds, Dem^ 

William L. D. Ewing, Dejn^ 

Joseph Duncan, Dem 

Thomaa Carlin, Dem 

Thomas Ford, Dem 

Augustus C. French, Dem^. 

Joel Aldrich Matteson, Dem 
William H. Bissell, RepS.... 

John Wood, Rep 

Richard Yates, Rep 

Richard J. Oglesby, Rep 

John M. Palmer, Rep 

Richard J. Oglesby, Rep*._, 
John L. Beveridge, Rep 

Shelby Moore CuUom, Rep' 

John M. Hamilton, Rep 

Richard J. Oglesby, Rep 

Joseph W. Fifer, Rep 

John P. Altgeld, Dem 

John R. Tanner, Rep 

Richard Yates, Rep 

Charles S. Deneen, Rep 

Edward F. Dunne, Dem 

Frank O, Lowden, Rep 

Len Small, Rep 

Louis L. Emmerson, Rep 

Henry Horner, Dem^ 

John H. Stelle, Dem 

Dwight H. Green, Rep 

Adlai E. Stevenson, Dem._, 



Date 
of birth 



Nov. 24, 
Dec. 15, 
Mar. 17, 
Feb. 26, 
Aug. 31, 
Feb. 22, 
July 18, 
Dec. 6, 



Aug. 8, 

Apr. 25, 

Dec. 20, 

Jan. 18, 

July 25, 
Sept. 13, 

July 25, 

July 6, 

Nov. 22, 

May 28, 

July 25, 

Oct. 28, 

Dec. 30, 

Apr. 4, 

Dec. 12, 

May 4, 

12, 
26, 

June 16, 

Dec. 27, 

Nov. 30, 

Aug. 10, 

Jan. 9, 

Feb. 6, 



Oct. 
Jan. 



1773 
1786 
1775 
17S8 
1795 
1794 
1789 
1800 



Aug. 2, 1808 



1808 
1811 
1798 
1815 
1824 
1817 
1824 
1824 

1829 

1847 
1824 
1840 
1847 
1844 
1860 

1863 

1853 
1861 
1862 
1863 
1879 
1891 
1897 
1900 



Place of birth 



Fredcrickstown, Md 

Albermarle County, Va... 
Montgomery County. Md 
Montgomery County, Pa. 

Logan County, Ky 

Paris, Ky 

Fayette County, Ky 

Uniontown, Pa 

Hill, N. H...._.I 

Watertown, N. Y 

Painted Post, N. Y 

Moravia, N. Y 

Warsaw, Ky 

Oldham County, Ky 

Eagle Creek, Ky 

Oldham County, Ky 

Greenwich, N. Y 

Wayne County, Ky 

Union County, Ohio 

Oldham County, Ky 

Staunton, Va 

Felters, Germany 

Warrick, County, Ind 

Jacksonville 

Edwardsville 

Waterville, Conn 

Sunrise, Minn 

Kankakee 

Albion 

Chicago 

McLeansboro 

Ligonier, Ind 

Los Angeles, Calif 



Inaugurated 



Oct. 

Dec. 

Dec. 

Dec. 

Nov. 

Dec. 

Dec. 

Dec. 
fDec. 
\jan. 

Jan. 

Jan. 

Mar. 

Jan. 

Jan. 

Jan. 

Jan. 

Jan. 
fjan. 
IJan. 

Feb. 

Jan. 

Jan. 

Jan. 

Jan. 

Jan. 
/Jan. 
IJan. 

Feb. 

Jan. 
rj-in. 
IJan. 

Jan. 
f Jan. 
\Jan. 

Oct. 
fJan. 
\Jan. 

Jan. 



1818 

1822 

1826 

1830 

1834 

1834 

1838 

1842 

18461 

1849/ 

1853 

1857 

1860 

1861 

1865 

1869 

1873 

1873 

18771 

1881/ 

1883 

1865 

1889 

1893 

1897 

1901 

19051 

1909/ 

1913 

1917 

19211 

1925/ 

1929 

19331 

1937/ 

1940 

19411 

1945/ 

1949 



From what 
county 



St. Clair-. 
Madison... 
Madison... 
St. Clair.. 

Fayette 

Morgan — 

Greene 

Ogle 

Crawford.. 

Will 

Monroe 

Adams 

Morgan 

Macon 

Macoupin. 

Macon 

Cook 



Sangamon.. 

McLean 

Macon 

McLean 

Cook 

Clay.. 

Morgan 

Cook 

Cook 

Ogle........ 

Kankakee. - 

Jeffei*son 

Cook 

Hamilton. . 

Cook.. 

Lake 



Date 

of death 



Apr. 12, 

July 7, 

July 20, 

May 8, 

Mar. 25, 

Jan. 15, 

Feb. 14, 

Nov. 3, 

Sept. 4, 

Jan. 31, 

Mar. 18, 

June 11, 

Nov. 27, 

Apr. 24, 

Sept. 25, 

Apr. 24, 

May 3, 

Jan. 23, 

Sept. 23, 

Apr. 24, 

Aug. 6, 

Mar. 12, 

May 23, 



Apr. 
Feb. 



May 24, 

Mar. 20, 

May 17, 

Feb. 4, 

Oct. 6, 



1832 
1888 
1833 
1865 
1846 
1844 
1852 
1850 

1864 

1873 
1860 
1880 
1873 
1899 
1900 
1899 
1910 



1905 
1899 
1938 
1902 
1901 
1936 

1940 

1937 
1943 

1936 

1941 

1940 



Place of death 



Kaskaskia 

Philadelphia 

Belleville 

Belleville 

Springfield 

Jacksonville 

Carroll ton 

Peoria 

Lebanon 

Chicago 

Springfield 

Quincy 

St. Louis, Mo. 

Elkhart 

Springfield 

Elkhart 

Hollywood, Calif. 

Washington 

Chicago 

Elkhart 

Bloomington 

Joliet 

Springfield 

Springfield 

Chicago 

Chicago 
Tucson, Ariz. 

Kankakee 

Mt. Vernon 

Winnetka 



> Territorial governor, 1809-1818. 2 Governor Reynolds resigned November 17, 1834, to become representative in Congress; succeeded by William L. D. Ewing. 
^ W. L. D. Ewing was acting Lieutenent Governor and became Governor during the interim between Governor John Reynold's resignation and election to Congress and 
the election of Governor Joseph Duncan. ^ Governor French was re-elected under the Constitution of 1848. ^ Governor Bissell dies March 18, 1860; succeeded by John 
Wood, Lieutenant Governor. ^ Governor Oglesby resigned January 23, 1873, to become U.S. Senator: succeeded by John L. Beveridge, Lieutenant Governor. ' Gov- 
ernor CuUom resigned February 8, 1883, to become U.S. Senator; succeeded by John M. Hamilton, Lieutenant Governor. ^ Governor Horner died October 6, 1940; 
succeeded by John H. Stelle, Lieutenant Governor. 



VI 



LEGAL HOLIDAYS IN ILLINOIS 

NEW YEAR' S DAY January 1 

LINCOLN' S BIRTHDAY February 12 

WASHINGTON' S BIRTHDAY ; February 22 

GOOD FRI DAY Friday immedi ately 

before Easter Sun- 
day each year 

MEMORIAL DAY May 30 

INDEPENDENCE DAY July 4 

LABOR DAY First Monday in 

September 

OOLQMBOS DAY October 12 

ARMI STI CE DAY November 11 

THANi(SGinNG DAY The day being recom- 
mended by the Gover- 
nor or by the Presi- 
dent of the U.. S. 



CHRISTMAS DAY Decemb 



er 25 



ELECnON DAY Election of Members 

of General Assembly 
(even number years only) 

When such holiday fall on Sunday, the Monday next 
following shall be held and considered such holiday 



VII 



STATE PARKS IN MACON COUNTlf 

LINCOLN NATIONAL MEMORIAL HIGHWAY 
Ten miles west of Decatur, off (J, S. 36 

STATE MEMORIALS 
Lincoln Trail Homestead - State Memorial 

STATE CONSERVATION AREAS 
Spitler Woods Conservation Area 

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES 
James Milikin liiiversity 



STATE SYMBOLS 

Sucker State 
A'^i cknames: 

Prairie State 

State Bird: Cardinal 

State plover: Violet 

State Tree: Oak 

State Song: Illinois 

State Motto: State Sovereignty National Union 

Capital: Springfield 

Population: 8,712,176 - rank 4th (1950 Census) 



VIII 



u 



GENERAL HIGHWAY MAP 

MACON COUNTY 

ILLINOIS 

BUREAU OF RESEARCH AND PLANNING 

DrviSKX Of MiOfwIATS 
DEnWtTWCNT OF PUB4JC WOfMS & BUiLOtNCS 

US DenumcNT gf couuerce 
euncAu OF pubuc roads 




THE STORY OF MACO> COL^TY, ILLLI^OIS 

On a raw, windy March day in 1830 an unusuadly tall backwoods lad, 
who wore his coonskin cap a bit jauntily that day because he had recently 
become twenty-one years old, urged a team of yoked oxen through the 
little log settlement of Decatur, in east central Illinois. After driying 
the wagon team some twelve miles west of Decatur, and after helping his 
father build a log cabin on a bluff above the Sangamon River there, that 
long-legged young man settled down with his family to become a resident 

of the area a move that eventually brought international fajne, and 

immortality, to Macon County, Illinois. 

For that new settler of Macon County was none other than young Abe 
Lincoln, who, as all the world knows, in after years becajne one of the 
greatest of Americans and a world hero of the first rank. If Macon County 
is widely known today because of its county seat and prinf .pal city, 
Decatur, renowned as the "Soybean Capital of America " and as the site 
of James Millikin University, it is even more widely known, both in this 
country and throughout the world, as the place where Abraham Lincoln 
first lived in Illinois; as the place where he first split those rails 
that earned for him the title of the "Rail-Splitter President." 

Of all of the 102 counties in Illinois tof'ay, there are only five 
intimately associated with the "prairie years' of President Lincoln's 
life; a tier that might be called the "Abraham Lincoln Counties. " And 
of these five, Macon County, located in what is now the rich corn and 
soybean belt of east central Illinois, has the distinction of being the 
locale of the first act of the Lincoln drama in the Prairie State; a 
drama that came to a momentous climax in The >iigwam at Chicago where, in 
1860, the one-time rail-splitter of Macon County was nominated for the 
Presidency. 

Last of the Indians 

As a matter of fact, young Abe Lincoln and his father, step-mother 
and the latter' s two daughters and their husbeinds (one of whom was Dennis 
Hanks) and children, were among the earliest settlers of Macon County 
after it was organized on January 19, 1829. By that date, what few In- 
diauis who ever lived in the region had departed. Although members of the 
Kickapoo tribe of central Illinois frequently hunted in the area that 
became Macon County, or passed through it while fishing on the Sangzimon 
River, they are not of record as having established any villages of major 
consequence in this part of Illinois. 

About a year before Macon County was organized, however, a small 
band of Kickapoos appeared in the countryside and caused some disturbance 
among the first settlers. After setting up a camp in the vicinity of 
Long Creek, southeast of the future site of Decatur, the Kickapoos ex- 
tended their hunting activities to include such personal property of 
the settlers as hogs and poultry. Then the redmen became bolder and 
threatened some of the families in the early Ward Settlement south of 
the Sangamon River. 



Aroused oyer this sitaation, the men of the settlement, led by John 
and William Ward, formed a posse to deal out justice to the marauding 
Indians. They came upon the redskins in the prairie country east of Mt. 
Zion. When one of the Ward group rushed up and took a rifle from Jin In- 
dian, tension mounted. But John Ward ordered the gun returned to the 
Indian. Then, in no uncertain terms, John Ward ordered the Kickapoos 
out of the countryside, and, with no uncertain steps, the Indians fol- 
lowed his command. Since that time, no Indians, with the exception of a 
few strays, have been seen in Macon County. 

An Indian Trading Post 

While there were still Kickapoos in the region out of which Macon 
County was formed, and even before Illinois became a state, two brothers 
named Lorton came down from St. Joe, Michigan, eind established an Indian 
trading post on the Sangamon River, near Friend's Creek. This was about 
1816. No longer in existence, the Lorton cabin was the first building 
to be erected by white men in the area that became Macon County. After 
trading with the Indians for some ten years, exchanging blankets, aunmu- 
nition eind rum for pelts of mink, raccoon and possum, the Lorton brothers 
closed up shop and disappeared from the annals of Macon County history. 
For by that time most of the Kickapoos of central Illinois had moved to 
Kansas, and, later, to Texas. In the meantime, the old Lorton log cabin 
remained standing in what became Whitmore Township and was occupied for a 
time by John Draper, first settler of the township. It was still stand- 
ing in the middle 1850' s, at which time it was serving as a township 
polling placf^. At some later date, it finally disappeared. 

First Permanent Home 

In view of the fact that the Lorton trading post was a "public 
building, " a place for barter and exchange, the distinction of being 
Macon County's first private dwelling goes to the old William Downing 
cabin, which was built by Downing in 1820 in the region south of the 
Sangeunon River. But William Downing, said to have been a bee-hunter and 
trf^per, did not long remain in the neighborhood. It seems he would have 
stayed longer but for his wife and children; they feared what few Kick- 
apoos were seen going up and down the Sangamon River. Within a few years, 
William Downing sold his cabin to John Ward, who afterwards was to order 
the last band of Indians out of the area^and who became the central fig- 
ure of the early community known ais Ward's Settlement. 

First Settler 

As neither the Lorton brothers or William Downing stayed long in 
the territory that became Macon County, it remained for Leonard Stevens, 
a native of New York state, to earn the honor of being the county's first 
permanent settler. He is believed to have arrived with his family about 
1821 or 1822. Settling on a stream some three miles northwest of the 
future site of Decatur, a stream that afterwards was named Stevens Creek, 
the Stevens family became the nucleus of a community czilled the Stevens 
Settlement. A later arrivJil here was John Hanks, cousin of Abraham Lin- 
coln. One of Leonard Stevens' grandsons, Leonard Stevens, Jr., was the 
first white child bom in Macon County. Soon additional newcomers arrived 
from New York and other Eastern states, and in time the Stevens Settle- 
ment became a distinctively "Northern" community. 



2 



The Ward Settleaent 

Several years later, the Wards came from Kentucky, set up a settle- 
ment of their own south of the Sangamon River, and this became a dis- 
tivctively "Southern" community. As a matter of fact, from then onwards 
more and more Southerners arrived in future Macon County than Northerners 

a fact which afterwards attracted the Lincoln family, originally from 

Kentucky. As we have seen, it was John Ward who, on arriving here in 
1824, bought the old Willi'am Downing cabin south of the Sangamon and 
there, with his brother William, established a loose-knit community of 
families from Kentucky and other Southern states. As was to be expected 
in such frontier communities as the Stevens and Ward settlements, dis- 
putes often arose between the two and these as frequently as not were 
settled by resort to fisticuffs. It was John Ward and several other men 
of the Ward Settlement who were destined to become the "fathers" of 
Macon County. 

Macon County is B«rn 

In the years just alter the Stevens and Ward settlements were formed, 
so many homeseekers, most of them from Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia, 
arrived on the rich, fertile prairies of this central Illinois region 
that a demand was soon made for the formation of a new county. At that 
period, what is now Macon County belonged to Shelby County. By this time, 
there were more than a thousand settlers scattered in all directions 
from the Stevens and Ward settlements enough to form a new county. 

And so it came about that three men of the Ward Settlement John 

Ward, Benjamin R. Austin and Andrew W. Smith were chosen to wait upon 

the Illinois state legislature at Vandalia, then the capital of the 
state, and ufge that body to divide Shelby County and form a new county. 
They were successful in their mission. On Janu ary 19, 1829. the state 
legislature passed an act creating Macon County. 

Being of Southern birth, and representing mostly Southerners, the 
three "fathers" of the new county had it named after Nathanial Macon, 
a distinguished Southern statesman who, only a year or two earlier, was 
serving as president pro tenyore of the United States Senate. Nathanial 
Macon was one of this country's earliest advocates of states' rights. 

When first organized, Macon County was much larger than it is today. 
It included all of what is now Piatt County, halt of Moultrie County and 
the major portion of DeWitt County. It was then a rectangle some thirty- 
nine miles long and thirty-six miles wide an area of 1,404 square 

miles. After DeWitt, Piatt and Moultrie counties were formed in later 
years, Macon County had shrunken to an area of 577 square miles, or 
369,280 acres. 

County Seat Battle 

When an Illinois legislature passed the Macon County enabling act, 
it included with the act a provision for the creation of a county seat. 
After a board of three commissioners, including Easton Whitton, was 
named to locate a suitable county seat, there arose a hot dilute between 
the Stevens Settlement people and the Ward Settlement people regarding 
a proper site. At one meeting of the two groups, a fist fight broke out 
and one man was so badly beaten that he later died. In the end, the 



site commissioners selected the place where Decatur is now located. 

Although the new county now had a site, it still had no seat. When 
the first election was called for the second Monday in ^ril, 1829, the 
settlers cast their votes in James Ward's smoky blacksmith shop in the 
Ward Settlement. At that first election, William Warnick, soon after- 
wards to play an important role in young Abe Lincoln's life, was elected 
sheriff. He originally came from Tennessee. The county's first elected 
commissioners were Benjamin Wilson, Elisha Fr eeman and James G. Miller. 

Still without a courthouse, the county commissioner's court, for 
its first session on May 19, 1829, met at the home of James Ward and 
there appointed Benjamin R. Austin to the position of county treasurer, 
his bond being fixed at $200. It also appointed Daniel McCall, who was 
a kind of Jack-of-all-trades during Macon County's infancy, as county 
clerk. 

To provide funds for the operation of the county, the commissioners 
levied a tax on such personal property of the citizens as slaves and 
indentured Negro or mulatto servants, pleasure carriages, watches, dis- 
tilleries, horses and mules — almost everything, in fact, except firearms. 

And Then Came Decatur 

Now one of the largest cities of Illinois, with a population (1950) 
of 67,801 eind serving as the trading center of a ten-county area, Decatur 
had it origin as the county seat of Macon County. It was named after 
Stephen Decatur, faunous American naval hero of the Tripolitan War of 

1804 an American action off the coast of Tripoli. The original town 

plat, covering an area of twenty acres, was metde by Benjamin R. Austin'^ 
who, in addition to being first county treasurer, was also first county 
surveyor. 

Austin laid out a town bounded on the north by Prairie Street (so- 
called because of the prairie beyond). Wood Street on the south (so- 
nemed because of timber just south). Water Street on the east and Church 
Street on the west. He also included a Main Street east and west, and a 
Main Street north and south. In the center Austin laid out a square, 
which today is called Lincoln Square because of its early associations 
with the martyred President. 

At the sale of town lots that followed, John Manley, of the Stevens 

Settlement, paid $53.50 for the first lot sold one at the northwest 

comer of present-day Lincoln Square. But the auctioneer, John McMennamy, 
could not get many bidders; people seemed indifferent to the new town, 
which still was a "paper town." For his services that day, Auctioneer 
McMennamy was paid $1.00. 

"Uncle Jimmy" Renshav' s Tavern 

One individual, however, who believed in a great future for Decatur 
was "Uncle Jimmy" Renshaw. He is on record as having erected the first 
building in the original town of Decatur, a two-story log edifice that 
seemed to be mainly a tavern but that also served as a general store and 
hotel. After securing a license, for which he paid $4.00, to open a tavern 
in the new town of Decatur, and after building his establishment in 



October, 1829, Innkeeper Renshaw charged the then current prices for 

his potables and provender 12^ cents for a half pint of whiskey or 

cider brandy, 25 cents for a half pint of brandy, rum, gin, wine or 
cordial, and 62% cents for supper and overnight lodging for a man, which 
included feeding and stabling his horse. 

At first. Uncle Jimmy did not do much business; he is said to have 
tJiken in not more than $10 a day. But as the town grew. Uncle Jimmy's 
place increased in popularity and was soon the leading social center of 
the little frontier county seat. One of his earliest customers was Wil- 
liam Hanks, cousin of Abe Lincoln. Another was Abe's father, Thomas 
Lincoln, who, during the Winter of the Deep Snow, frequently bought 
"Barks' (a combination of Peruvian bark and Whiskey) at Renshaw' s for 
the easing of agues and fevers suffered by himself and members of his 
family. 

Famous Lincoln Log Cabin Courthouse 

What was once Macon County's first courthouse, a log edifice still 
in existence, is now famous as the "Lincoln Log Cabin Courthouse." It 
was built, however, before young Abe Lincoln first arrived in Macon 
County and some years before he had any personal association with it. 
We find that if the Renshaw tavern was Decatur's first building, a close 
second was its original county courthouse. It was started sometime in 
the fall of 1829 on a site at the southwest corner of what is now Lin- 
coln Square. One who worked on this public building was John Hanks, 
cousin of Lincoln's, who, in 1830, was paid $9.87% cents for chinking 
and daubing it. 

For some ten years afterwards, this original courthouse was used 
not only for county business but for public gatherings, church services, 
school sessions and other community events. After Macon County built a 
new courthouse in 1838, the old log one was bought by Robert Allen, an 
early settler, who moved it to his farm east of Decatur, lived in it 
for a while, and then converted it into a bam. It would have eventually 
fallen into ruin and disappeared had it not been for Mr. and Mrs. J. M. 
Clokey, later owners of the Allen farm. On learning the history of the 
ancient cabin, the Clokeys presented it to the Old Settlers' Associ- 
ation in 1893 and it was movfed to Riverside Park. Subsequently, it was 
moved to Fairview Park and there it stands today as Macon County's most 
revered historic shrine. 

Early Whipping Post 

AlthougL the county built a log jail soon after completion of the 
courthouse, it also set up a whipping post in the public square. But it 
was only used on<;e. In 1832 two horse thieves, William Redmon and Thomas 
Wyatt, were captured and sentenced to some forty lashes at the whipping 
post. Almost everyone in town came to see the whipping, which was per- 
formed by Sheriff Warnick and for which he was paid $7.00. After it 
was over, and after some bills amounting to more than $200 were sent to 
the county for special services performed in connection with the jailing 
of the two horse thieves for seventy-seven days and their final punish- 
ment, Macon County gave up its whipping post and it was seen no more. 



PUnccr Jack-«f-«ll-Trade8 

An unusual character of Macon County's beginning days was Daniel 
McCall, who, we remember, was appointed the county's first clerk. But 
in addition to this, he was the county's first postmaster, first circuit 

court clerk, and first judge of the probate court holding most of these 

offices at the seune time. He also took the census of 1830, was a school 
teacher, a notary public and a soldier in the Black Hawk War. After the 
war, McCall disappeared from the annals of the county. 

Second Caurthouse 

When Macon County ordered Leonidas Munsell, an outside contractor, 
to build a new courthouse and have it finished by 1838, it apparently 
felt envious of McLean County's courthouse to the north. For one of the 
specifications of the contract required that the new building "be equal 
to or superior to the McLean County courthouse. " When completed, the new 
Macon County courthouse, a two-story brick edifice with a domed cupola 
and costing some $10,000, residents of the county looked upon it with 

great pride. And they regarded it as a very public building indeed in 

fact, so public that, according to tradition, they did not mind seeing 
cows wandering through the first floor of the building at times. 

After this second courthouse was used until the Civil War, the 
county made plans for a newer, and larger, edifice, and while this was 
under construction affairs of the county were conducted in temporary 
quarters in the Powers Building. The third courthouse was completed in 
1892 at a cost of $100,000. 

An laaortal Arrives 

To revert to Macon County's first courthouse, it was standing when, 
on that windy March day in 1830, there came to Decatur, with his family, 
the tall, twenty-one year old backwoods lad named Abe Lincoln. In that 
year Decatur consisted of its primitive courthouse, Jimmy Renshaw's 
tavern and general store, and a few log cabins. After leaving fencer 
County, Indiana, where Abe's mother died of the "milk sick" and where 
Thomas Lincoln turned up with a new wife from Kentucky, the Lincoln 
wagon and caravan traveled over muddy roads for some two weeks and fin- 
ally arrived in Macon County, Illinois. One who had preceded the family 
was Abe's cousin, John Hanks, who wrote back to Thomas Lincoln in Indiana, 
urging him "to pull up stakes" and come to the fertile new country of 
Illinois. 

LiM«l»' • First UliMis Hmc 

i^pareatly entering M*con Comity over the old Springfield-Paris 
road, then turning north at Mt. Gilead and following the Shelbyville 
road, the Lincoln family, it would seea, crossed the Sangamon River on a 
ferry operated by John Ward of the Ward Settlement. After canning over- 
night at the southeast comer of Decatur's public square (a s^ot pointed 
out by Lincoln himself in 1856 and now marked by am historical tablet), 
the Lincoln clan, on the following Bsoming, was met by Cousin John Hanks, 
who conducted the group to the site on the Semgamon River, some twelve 
miles west of Decatur, where Abraham Lincoln's first home in Illinois 
was built. 



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After Abe Lincoln helped his father erect a cabin here, as well as 
a makeshift bam and smoke bouse, he went to work splitting rails for an 
enclosure of about ten acres in which corn was to be planted. It was 
these rails that afterwards brought him renown as the "Rail-Splitting 
President. " After the enclosure was fenced in, young Abe turned up the 
tough Illinois sod and planted it in corn. He was now free to look about 
for other jobs in the countryside. 

He and another cousin, Dennis Hanks, who had come with the Lincoln 
party from Indiana, soon found plenty of work splitting rails for neigh- 
bors in Macon County. Dennis Hanks afterwards told of Lincoln's prowess 
as a rail splitter: "He was a master hand at maulin' rails; my, how he 
could chop! His ai would flash and bite into a tree and down it would 
come. If you heard him fallin' trees in a clearing, you would say three 
men were at work by the way the trees fell. He could sink an ax deeper 
into the wood than any maa I ever saw. " 

A New Suit of Clothes 

As he was now a man of twenty-one, Abe Lincoln dreamed of a new 
suit of clothes that would be more becoming to him than the backwoods 
garb he wore. And so he made a bargain with a neighborhood woman, Mrs. 
Nancy Miller; he would split 400 rails for every yard of brown jeans 
cloth she would use in making him a pair of trousers. She agreed, and, 
in view of young Abe's long legs, used more thein the ordinary amount of 
cloth for such a purpose. When the job was done, Abe opened Mrs. Miller's 
bundle and found not only his brown trousers but a fine waistcoat in it. 
She explained that the waistcoat was an outright gift. So gratified was 
the young Abe Lincoln over this present that he immediately went to work 
and made many more rails for Mrs. Miller. Now possessed of a new suit, 

he was ready to step out into the world or such world as existed on 

what was then the American frontier. 

Joseph Stevens Boast 

Another person to whom Abe Lincoln hired out as a rail-splitter 
was Sheriff William Wamick. In time, says a Macon County tradition, the 
lanky young rail-splitter because interested in the sheriff's daughter, 
Mary (Polly) Wamick. A month or two later, however, Polly Wamick mar- 
ried Joseph Stevens, son of the founder of the Stevens Settlement. 
Apparently Tom Lincoln's son was not too disturbed over this, for we 
find that he was a guest at Polly's wedding. But to the end of his days, 
and he lived a long time in Macon County (serving at one period as county 
treassrer), Joseph Stevens boasted that he had "cut Abe Lincoln out" as 
a seeker after the hand of the sheriff's daughter. 

Before and after Polly Warnick's wedding, Abe Lincoln frequently 
borrowed Sheriff Warnick's law books, and these he would avidly read. 
Once, when he was forced to remain in the Warnick household for several 
weeks while his frozen feet were being attended by Mrs. Warnick, the 
future President spent most of the time in reading books and what peri- 
odicals were available. 

Throwing A Champion Ifrestier 

Another event during that year of 1830 was the day on which long- 
legged Abe Lincoln threw big Jim Owens, champion wrestler of the country- 



side. It happened while Abe, Jim and others were harvesting corn on 
Sheriff Warnick's farm. When the hands were taking a short rest, husky 
Jim Owens challenged Lincoln to a match. Despite Sheriff Warnick's ad- 
monition that such matches often lead to real fights, the two men clenched 
and, in almost a jiffy, Lincoln had thrown Owens. While they were still 
down, another hand, Jim Herrod, rushed up with a pail of water and dashed 
it on the two wrestlers. "I have always heard, " shouted Jim Herrod breath- 
lessly, "that the best way to separate two fighting dogs is to throw cold 
water on them"' After saying which, Jim Herrod departed hastily from 
scene. 

As to .whether this left Abe Lincoln the undisputed chan5)ion wrestler 
of the countryside, there appears to be some doubt. For another unusual 
character of the day, "Dncle Jimmy" Sanders, who then was a young man and 
a close friend of Lincoln's, claimed in his later years that he himself 
"threw" Abe after the Jim Owens encounter. Dncle Jimmy also boasted that 
he was a better rail-splitter than Lincoln. When Dncle Jimmy Sanders last 
saw his old friend, who then was President-Elect Lincoln, he said to him: 
"Now Abe, don't do anything wrong." To which the President-Elect replied: 
"I won' t if I know it, Jimmy. " 

First Political Speech 

Although Tom Lincoln's son made several speeches in the Decatur 
public square, his first political speech, as John Hanks always claimed, 
was on the day Lincoln challenged a political candidate named John F. 
Posey. The subject at issue, it seems, was the navigableness of the 
Sangamon River as far as Decatur. Here is John Hank's description of the 
speech: 

"After Abe got to Decatur, or rather Macon County, a man by the 
neime of Posey czime into our neighborhood and made a speech. It was a bad 
one, and I said Abe could beat it. I turned down a box and Abe made his 
speech. The other man was a candidate, Abe wasn' t. Abe beat him to death, 
his subject being the navigation of the Sangamon River. The man, after 
Abe's speech was through, took him aside and asked him where he had 
learned so much and how he could do so well. Abe replied, stating his 
manner and method of reading, and what he read. The man encouraged him 
to persevere. " 

When John F. Posey was elected to the Illinois state legislature in 
the following year, it seems he remembered the young orator of Macon 
County who had made such an eloquent plea to open up the Sangamon River 
to navigation as far as Decatur. For John F. Posey is on record as having 
moved that the internal inprovements committee of the legislature invest- 
igate the subject of the navigableness of the Sangamon as far as Decatur. 

In answer to a petition from the administrator of the Lowry estate, 
who wanted to sell some of the deceased's property, Abraham Lincoln 
closed his legal entry in the case by writing that he "knows of no good 
reason consistent with the interests of the said infant heirs why the 
prayer and petition should not be granted." Written in Lincoln's own 
hand, this document is now on exhibition in Decatur. 

Macon County in Mexican War 

Among the men of Macon County who voluntedred for service when the 
Mexican War opened in 1846 was a young Decatur lawyer named Richard J. 



Oglesby later to become, after Lincoln, the county's most famous citi- 
zen. He was commissioned first lieutenant of Company C, which was made 
part of the regular United States Army and which was composed entirely of 
Macon County men. The captain of the compauay was Isaac C. Pugh, who was 
destined to become a general in the Civil War. 

At the Battle of Cerro Gordo Pass, in the Mexican conflict, Company C 
was at the head of a briga4e that captured some $25,000 in silver and a 
cork leg. It is said that the Mexican general, Santa Anna, left the cork 
leg in his carriage when he tried to escape. This object is now one of 
the prized exhibits in the Centennial Building at Springfield. 

Governor Richard J- Oglesby 

Reared from boyhood in Decatur, Richard J. Oglesby, at the close of 
the Mexican War, returned to Decatur, bec£ime a member of the Macon County 
bar, and soon was one of the most popular men in the county seat. After 
participating in the Gold Rush of 1849, he once more came back to Decatur, 
but now he was the richer by $4,500. This he invested in Decatur real 
estate. Soon thereafter he went on a tour of Europe, and, upon his return, 
entered public life. 

At first he was elected to the state senate, but with the outbreak 
of the Civil War he resigned from that body and became a colonel of the 
8th Illinois Regiment, which included two con^anies of Macon County citi- 
zens. After being elevated to brigadier-general, Richard Oglesby was at 
the Battle of Corinth when he was wounded, and for a month or so lay in a 
serious condition. But he recovered and, later, w«is commissioned a major 
general and assigned to court martial duty in Washington by General Grant. 

Then followed a decision of Republican party managers that General 
Oglesby could be more helpful to the Lincoln administration as governor 
of Illinois thaa as an army general. And so it came about that, after a 
strenuous campaign, Oglesby began his first term as governor of Illinois 
in 1865. In that same year. Governor Oglesby, just after arriving in 
Washington for a visit, was invited by President and Mrs. Lincoln to a 
party in Ford's Theater. Exhausted from his journey. Governor Oglesby 
asked to be excused, and arranged to see the President on the following 
morning. 

Later that evening a shot Mias fired in Fbrd's Theater that was heard 
around the world. When Governor Oglesby received news of the shooting of 
President Lincoln, he rushed to the bedside of the fallen leader and re- 
mained there until the end. A few years afterwards, Oglesby was named 
president of a national memorial organization that erected an impressive 
monument to the martyred President in Springfield, Illinois. 

Winter of the Deep Sno* 

After Abe Lincoln worked at harvesting in the fall of that year, 

there came the Winter of the Deep Snow an unforgetable event in the 

history of Macon County and of central Illinois. Often told about by the 
"Snow Birds" of the Old Settlers' Association, the winter of 1830-1831 
brought so miich snow that it covered rail fences, blocked roads, killed 
wild animals and game and forced families to "hole up" in their cabins 
for weeks. Although there was much hardship and suffering, none of the 
settlers lost their lives. 



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It was this l«iiiter of the Deep Snow that marked a turning point in 
the life of the future President. As it brought much suffering to the 
Tom Lincoln family, the head of that family decided, in the following 
spring, to once again "pull up stakes" and move elsewhere. But when he 
moved with his family that spring to Coles County, young Abe Lincoln did 
not go with him. 

Instead, Abe and his cousin John Hanks, ais well as his step-brother 
John Johnston, hired out to a New Salem merchant named Denton Offut; 
agreeing to take a flatboat full of products down to New Orleans for 
Offut. They were hired for 50 cents a day, plus a bonus of $60.00 to be 
divided among the three when they returned to New Salem, in Menard 
County. When the trio paddled away from Decatur in a dugout cjmoe in the 
spring of 1831, that marked the end of Abe Lincoln's period as a resident 
of Macon County. Thereafter, he lived at New Seilem in Menard County, and 
at Springfield in Sangamon County. In the years following, however, he 
was to return to Decatur frequently as a visitor.* 

Black Hawk War 

llllhen the Black Hawk War of 1832 broke out, the men of Macon County 
formed a company of mounted volunteers under the command of Captain James 

Johnson and took part in the action known as Stillman' s Defeat a defeat 

blamed on Major Stillman. Additional Macon County men formed a compeiny of 
rangers, and this was commended by Sheriff Wamick, now a military cap- 
tain. Although in after years he was fauniliarly known as Major Wamick, 
there is no record of his having attained that rank. When the men of 
Macon County went off to fight Black Hawk and his warriors, they were 
soon jonied by another coiq>any of militia from Menard County — a company 
captained by Abraham Lincoln of New Salem. 

Lincaln' s Lav Case 

After the close of the Black Hawk War, and after Lincoln became a 
lawyer at New Salem, he participated in a law case that was heard in the 
original Macon County courthouse; the building still in existence and 
now famed as the Lincoln Log Cabin Courthacse. It was in the spring of 
1838 and Lincoln was serving as the guardian "ad litem" of the infant 
heirs of one John Lowry, deceased. 

In 1873, Oglesby was elected for the second time as governor of 
Illinois. But a short time later he resigned from this post to become 
U.S. senator for Illinois, holding his seat in that body for the next 
six years. At the end of that period he retired to his Decatur home, but 
Illinois again called for his services and in 1885 he was elected for his 
third term as governor of the state. After serving that term, he took up 
residence at "Oglehurst, " his estate at Elkhart, in Logan County, and 
there spent the remainder of his days. Here he died on April 24, 1899. 

Mrs. Johns Piano 

One of the most outstanding women in Macon County history was Mrs. 
Jane Martin Johns, who helped to establish the Decatur Public Library, 
and the Decatur Woman' s Club, and who donated the leuid on which now stand 
the Washington grade school and the Johns Hill junior high school. Her 
husband. Dr. H. C. Johns, gave up the practice of medicine and became a 



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prominent Illinois stock breeder, serving at one time as president of the 
Illinois State Board of Agriculture. 

In addition to her other achievements, Mrs. Johns is credited with 
bringing the first piano to Decatur. But there is more to the story than 
that, when on a visit to Decatur in IS-^, at which time she and her hus- 
band were preparing to establish a permanent home in the county seat, Mrs. 
Johns stopped at the old Macon House, and it was to this establishment 
she ordered a new piano sent the first ever seen in Decatur. 

On the day the piano arrived, circumstances were such that she could 
not get enough help to carry it into the hotel. But soon thereafter she 
received help from a number of lawyers who had dropped into the Macon 
House; it was then "court week" in Decatur. Among the lawyers who assisted 
in carrying the piano was an unusually tall one, wearing a top hat and a 
gray shawl. When the piano was set up in the hotel and Mrs. Johns thanked 
her helpers, the tall man said: 

"Now, perhaps this lady will play for us. " 

Mrs. Johns agreed to do so, and entertained the group with a number 
of selections. Afterwards, she asked the hotel-keeper if he knew the name 

of the tall lawyer. He replied: "Yes, that was Mr. Lincoln Abraham 

Lincoln. " 

In later years. Dr. and Mrs. Johns entertained Lincoln on a number 
of occasions in their spacious mansion on Johns Hill. And each time, ac- 
cording to local tradition, she' played on the piano that Lincoln had 
helped to carry into the Macon House. 

Elder Buck and His Wife 

A worthy successor to the Rev. Peter Cartwright, who not only was a 
famous leader of Methodism in Illinois during pioneer times but who 
founded the first Methodist "society" in Macon County, was the Rev. Hiram 
Buck, presiding elder of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Decatur for 
more than thirty years. In 1853 he helped to found, and became one of the 
incorporators of, Illinois Wesleyan University at Bloomington, Illinois. 
After Elder Buck' s passing, his widow donated funds for the construction 
at Illinois Wesleyan University of the Buck Memorial Library, an impres- 
sive edifice coa?leted in 1923. 

Coming of the Railroads 

When the first railroad came to Decatur in 1854, it marked a turn^ 
ing point in the history of both Decatur and Macon County. Before that 
time, Decatur was an agricultural trading center. After that time, it 
became an industrial center. Today, Decatur is one of the largest agri- 
cultural and industrial cities in Illinois thanks mainly to the rail- 

roJids. 

The first rai'lroad built to Decatur was the Great Western, after- 
wards to be absorbed by the Wabash Railroad. It was completed to Decatur 
in 1854. Today, Decatur is the "Hub of the Wabash," having that road's 
principal repair shops, a vast switchyard and many of its divisional and 
general offices. The second railroad in Decatur, the Illinois Central, 



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arrived some six months after the Great Western. Other railroawls serving 
Decatur today are the Baltimore & Ohio and the Pennsylvania. 

"The Rail-Splitter for President" 

It was in Decatur that Abrahaun Lincoln's name was first brought to 
public notice in connection with the office of President. This happened 
at a convention of the state Republican party held on May 10, 1860, in 
the Wigwam, a Decatur meeting place. After Lincoln's cousin, John Hanks, 
aroused the enthusiasm of the delegates by suddenly appearing with two 
fence rails and a banner reading "from a lot of 3,000 rails made by John 
Hanks and Abe Lincoln, " the convention voted "that Abraham Lincoln is the 
choice of the Republican party of Illinois. " 

When Lincoln, who was present at the meeting, afterwards began a 
speech, he said: "I suppose you want to hear about these" (pointing to 
the rails) . "Well, I do not know whether these are the rails or not, but 
I do know I have made a heap better ones, and could do it again." In later 
years he was to become known as "The Rail-Splitter President. " It was 
just after the Decatur meeting that the national Republican party met in 
Chicago and nominated Lincoln for the Presidency. 

"James Millikin, Banker" 

One day in 1860 a man by the name of James Millikin, who in his 
earlier years had been a cattle drover and who later made some money in 
Decatur real estate, rented a store on Merchant Street, in Decatur, and 
hung out a sign reading: "James Millikin, Banker. " That was the beginning 
of the Millikin National Bank, one of the largest such institutions in 
Decatur today and the founder of which made possible a great Decatur seat 
of learning, Jaunes Millikin University. 

After the death of James Millikin in 1909, the Millikin National 
Bank found itself occupying a unique semi-public position in Decatur. By 
the terms of Jaimes Millikin' s will, income from his estate, which is part 
owner of the bank, must be used "for charitable and educational purposes 
in Decatur. " 

The Civil War 

Besides its full quota of soldiers, many of whom lost their lives or 
were wounded, Macon County has the distinction of having furnished five 
generals to the Union forces in the Civil War. Best known of these five 
was, of course, Generail Richard J. Oglesby. Another outstanding commander 
was General Isaac C. Pugh, who begaui his military career in the Black 
Hawk War, carried it on in the Mexican War, and brought it to a grand 
climax in the Civil War. When Gustavus A. Smith volunteered for service, 
he was operating a buggy factory in Decatur. Soon he arose in the ranks, 
became a colonel, and, after being wounded at the Battle of Pea Ridge, 
was commissioned a brigadier-generad. 

Another Macon County officer was General Jesse Hines Moore, the man 
whose regiment presented him with a handsome engraved sword. After Gen- 
eral Moore's death in later years, the sword became the property of his 
son. Rear Admiral C. B. T. Moore of the United States Navy. One who 
played a unique role in the Civil War was General Herman Lieb, a law 



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student in Decatur when war came. By his own choice, he commanded a regi- 
ment of Negro troops that won great distinction in the conflict. 

Birthplace of the G. A. R. 

A revered historic spot in Decatur today is the site at 253 South 
Park Street where the Grand Army of the Republic was born. It was in a 
small room on the second floor of a building then standing here that 
twelve veterans of the Civil War met on Friday evening, April 6, 1866, 
and formed Post No. 1 of the G. A. R. This meeting was presided over by 
Dr. Benjamin F. Stephenson, surgeon of the 14th Illinois Infantry and 
founder of the G.A.R. He afterwards became first commander-in-chief of 
the organization. 

Janes Millikin University 

One of the best known institutions of higher learning in Illinois, 
and in the Midwest, is James Millikin University in Decatur. It was named 
after the Decatur banker and philanthropist, James Millikin, who donated 
$200,000 and a tract of land towards helping to establish the University. 
An additional $100,000 was donated by the citizens of Decatur, and a 
similar amount by the Illinois-Indiana-Iowa synod of the Presbyterian 
Church. The first buildings of the university, all of uniform Elizabethan 
design, were completed in 1903, and the dedicatory address was delivered 
by President Theodore Roosevelt. 

A. E. Staley Manufacturing Conpany 

Representative of the high rzinking status of Decatur as an indus- 
trial center is the vast plant of the A. E. Staley Meinufacturing Company. 
Occupying a 380-acre tract of land on which stand its handsome, modern, 
fourteen-story administration building and some forty other structures, 
the Staley Company produces starches, gluten feed, crude corn sugar, un- 
mixed com syrups, germ meal, soy bean meal, refined corn oil, soy bean 
flour and oil, and soy bean sauce. In other words, . this plant, with its 
lighted administration building visible for miles at night, is the puls- 
ing heart of "The Soybean Capital of America, " as Decatur is otherwise 
known. 

Lake Decatur 

A project that has won the admiration of people from all parts of 
Illinois and the Midwest is Lake Decatur, a man-made body of water in the 
southeast portion of Decatur. It was in 1923 that Decatur organized a 
stock conpany and expended more than $1,000,000 in damming up the indolent 
Sangamon River. This formed a lafce some fourteen miles long and half-a- 
mile wide, one that today not only serves as a water reservoir but as a 
setting for swimming, fishing, boating and other lake activities. 

Macon County Today 

An over-all survey of Macon County today shows that it has a total 
population of 98,853 human beings, of which 66, 269 live in the county seat 
of Decatur. The population of the county in 1940 was 84,693, while that 
of Decatur was 59,305. Thus in the decade between 1940 and 1950 there was 
a population increase of 16.7 per cent. 



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In the Township of Decatur, which is larger than the city itself, 
the total population is 75,729. Other townships in the county, and their 
populations, are: Austin (486), Blue Mound (850), Friends' Creek (1,282), 
Harristown (1,494), Hickory Point (3,178), Illini (1,033), Long Creek 
(3,728J, Maroa (1,695), Milam (286), Mt. Zion (1,396), Niantic (994), 
Oakley (1,047), Pleasant View (1,375), and South Macon (1,533). 

Occupying a land area of 577 square miles, Macon County possesses 
2,234 farms of three or more acres. In other words, 92.2 per cent of the 

land area of the county is under cultivation a high per centage for 

counties in America. The value of adl crops harvested, when last reported 
in 1949, was $16,936,910. The soybean crop alone amounted, that same year, 
to $4,342,598. It is to be remembered, of course, that the soybean crops 
supplied to the processing plants at Decatur have their origin in many 
other Illinois counties besides Macon. 



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4 5 6 7 8 9 10 


3 4 6 6 7 8 9 






10 11 12 13 14 1516 


11 121314151617 


11 12 1314151617 


1011 1213141516 






17 18 19 20 21 22 23 


1819 20 21 22 23 24 


18 19 20 21 22 23 24 


17 1819 20 21 22 23 






24 25 26 27 28 29 30 
31 


25 26 27 28 29 30 


25 26 27 28 29 30 31 


24 25 26 27 28 29 30 
31 






FEBRUARY 
12 3 4 6 6 


MAY 

1 


AUGUST 
12 3 4 5 6 7 


NOVEMBER 
12 3 4 5 6 






7 8 9 10 1112 13 


2 3 4 6 6 7 8 


8 9 1011 121314 


7 8 9 1011 1213 






14 15 1617 1819 20 


9 1011 12131415 


15 1617 18 19 20 21 


1415 1617 181920 






21 22 23 24 26 26 27 


16 171819 20 21 22 


22 23 24 25 26 27 28 


21 22 23 24 25 26 27 






28 


23 24 25 26 27 28 29 
30 31 


29 30 31 


28 29 30 






MARCH 


JUNE 


SEPTEMBER 


DECEMBER 






12 3 4 6 6 


12 3 4 6 


12 3 4 


12 3 4 






7 8 9 10 11 12 13 


6 7 8 9 1011 12 


5 6 7 8 9 10 11 


5 6 7 8 9 1011 






1416 16 17 18 19 20 


13141516171819 


121314151617 18 


12 13141516 17 18 






21 22 23 24 25 26 27 


20 21 22 23 24 25 26 


19 20 21 22 23 24 25 


19 20 21 22 23 24 25 






28 29 30 31 


27 28 29 30 


26 27 28 29 30 


26 27 28 29 30 31 



• CALENDAR FOR 1955 • 




JANUARY 
S M T W T F S 
1 
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 
16 17 18 19 20 21 22 
23 24 25 26 27 28 29 
30 31 


APRIL 
S M T W T F S 
1 2 
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 
10111213141516 
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 
24 25 26 27 28 29 30 


JULY 
S M T W T F S 
1 2 
3 4 S 6 7 8 9 
1011 1213141516 
17 18 19 20 2122 23 
24 25 26 27 28 29 30 
31 


OCTOBER 

S M T W T F S 
1 
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 
9 1011 12131415 
1617 18 19 20 21 22 
23 24 25 26 27 28 29 
30 31 




FEBRUARY 
12 3 4 6 
6 7 8 9 1011 12 
13141516171819 
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 
27 28 


MAY 
12 3 4 5 6 7 
8 9 1011 12 1314 
15 16 17 18 19 20 21 
22 23 24 25 26 27 28 
29 30 31 


AUGUST 
12 3 4 5 6 
7 8 9 1011 1213 
14151617181920 
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 
28 29 30 31 


NOVEMBER 
12 3 4 5 
6 7 8 9 1011 12 
131415 16171819 
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 
27 28 29 30 




MARCH 
12 3 4 5 
6 7 8 9 1011 12 
13141516171819 
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 
27 28 29 30 31 


JUNE 

12 3 4 
5 6 7 8 9 1011 
12131415161718 
19 20 21 22 23 24 25 
26 27 28 29 30 


SEPTEMBER 

1 2 3 
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 
11 121314151617 
18 19 20 21 22 23 24 
25 2« 27 28 29 30 


DECEMBER 

1 2 3 
4 6 6 7 8 9 10 
11 121314151617 
18 19 20 21 22 23 24 
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 





• CALENDAR 


FO R 1956 • 




JANUARY 


APRIL 


JULY 


OCTOBER 




S M T W T F S 


S M T W T F S 


S M T W T F S 


S M T W T F S 




1 2 3 4 5 6 7 


12 3 4 5 6 7 


12 3 4 5 6 7 


12 3 4 5 6 




8 9 1011 12 1314 


8 9 1011 12 13 14 


8 9 1011 121314 


7 8 9 1011 1213 




15 1617181920 21 


151617181920 21 


15 16 17 18 19 20 21 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 




22 23 24 25 26 27 28 


22 23 24 25 26 27 28 


22 23 24 25 26 27 28 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 




29 30 31 


29 30 


29 30 31 


28 29 30 31 




FEBRUARY 


MAY 


AUGUST 


NOVEMBER 




12 3 4 


12 3 4 5 


12 3 4 


1 2 3 




5 6 7 8 9 10 11 


6 7 8 9 1011 12 


S 6 7 8 9 10 11 


4 5 6 7 8 9 10 




121314151617 18 


1314 1516171819 


12131415161718 1112 13 14 15 16 17 




19 20 21 22 23 24 25 


20 21 22 23 24 25 26 


19 20 21 22 23 24 25 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 




26 27 28 29 


27 28 29 30 31 


26 27 28 29 30 31 


25 26 27 28 29 30 




MARCH 


JUNE 


SEPTEMBER 


DECEMBER 




1 2 3 


1 2 


1 


1 




4 5 6 7 8 9 10 


3 4 5 6 7 8 9 


2 3 4 5 6 7 8 


2 3 4 5 6 7 8 




11 1213141516 17 


1011 1213141516 


9 1011 121314 15 


9 1011 12131415 




18 19 20 21 22 23 24 


17 18 19 20 21 22 23 


16 17 18 19 20 21 22 


16 17 18 19 20 21 22 




25 26 27 28 29 30 31 


24 25 26 27 28 29 30 


23 24 25 26 27 28 29 
30 


23 24 25 26 27 28 29 
30 31 





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Decatur 



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DECATUR 

Principal city of Decatur Township, as well as of Macon County it- 
self, is Decatur. As the story of Macon County is largely the story of 
Decatur, a full description of that city will be found in the opening 
narrative of this book. At the time Macon County was divided into town- 
ships in 1860, the first supervisor of Decatur Township was Henry B. 
Durfee, subsequently to become a prominent realtor. 

Located in the geographical center of the county, Decatur Township 
has an area of 18, 560 acres, or twenty-nine square miles. The population 
of the township is 75,729, while that of the city of Decatur is 66,269. 
Parts of the township have been annexed to the city at almost yearly 
intervals from 1941 to 1946 an indication of the recent rapid expan- 
sion of Decatur. 

Lake Decatur, a man-made project, occupies the southeast corner of 
the township. Almost fully developed as residential suburbs are many 
areas outside the city limits of Decatur. The city itself is at the 
intersection of US 51 and US 36, and through it also pass state routes 
48 and 121. In point of size, Decatur is the eighth largest city in 
Illinois. 



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SHAHON METHODIST CHURCH 

Church built 1873 - 165 Euroixment 

Rt. 3 



Decatur 

Dr. Brewer, Faistor 

1 acre 




NORTH FORK PRESBYTERIAK CHURCH 



Rt.5, Decatur 



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ANTIOCH CHURCH 
Rt. 7 



Rev. Albright, Pastor 



Decatur 
h acre 






BOILING SPRINGS CHURCH & CEMETERY 
Church Built 1832 (25 acres) 



Decatur 
Cemetery 1857 



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Rt. 8 




Decatur 
Erected in 1932 


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Di«. 99 



Rt. 7, Decatur 




SUNNYSIDE SCHOOL, Dist. 11 Decatur 

Rt. 3 ^ acres 





SALEM SCHOOL 
Rt. 6 



MOUND CITY SCHOOL 



SIARON CEMETERY 
Rt, 3 



Decatur 



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Decatur 
8 acres 








POINT PLEASANT CEMETERY 



Decatur 
3K acres 



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MACON COUNTY MEMORIAL PARK Rt.8, Decatur 




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Har-ristown Church of Christ Harristown 




ELM GROVE CHURCH OF GOD 
S. Fraklin St. Rd. 



Decatur 



ELM GROVE SCHOOL 
Dis tr iot 5 



Decatur 



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DECATUfl, ILLIJVDIS 



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ANDERSON, OSCAR M. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
156 acres 



BEATTY, WM. 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 

60 acres 





ARTHUR. JESSIE C. 
Rt. 1 



Rt. 1, Decatur 
160 acres 



BINKLEY, BOYD L. 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
120 acres 





BARNHART, L. E. 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
10 acres 




BEATTY, WM. F. 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
10 acres 



B3YD, K. WAYNE 
Rt. 1 






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COBB, CEQL 
Rt. 2 



Argenta 
217 acres 




Decatur 
10 acres 



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COOPER, MRS. DOROTHY 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
14 acres 





DIPPER, WALTER 
Rt. 



De c a tu r 
210 acres 





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Rt. 8 



Decatur 
200 acres 



EWING ESTATE 
Rt. 2 



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Rt. 2 



Macon 
300 acres 



FARM BUREAU 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
50 acres 




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DICKEY, E. F. 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
3 acres 



FERGUSON, JAMES FREDRICK 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
7 acres 



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FINN ELL, INA 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 
160 acres 




FLOREY, B. F. 
Rt. 7 



De c a tu r 

60 Rcr^n 




FOSTER, GEORGE 
Rt. 3 



Decatu r 
38 acres 




FOSTER, GEORGE 
Rt. 3 



J' tti^4 



Decatur 
77 acres 




FOX, WILLIAM C. 
Rt. 1 



De c a tu r 
120 errfi 




HARRIS, GEORGE 
Rt. 3 



De c a tu r 
5 acres 




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HAYS, EMMA 0. Rt. 3, Decatur 

Family home since 18 45 78 acres 




HEINLEIN, ELEANOR 
Rt. 1 



De c a tu r 
160 acres 

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HICKS, HERBERT 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
160 acrcR 



JOHNSON, J. K. 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
10 acres 




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HUBBLE, 


DR. 


WILLIAM F. 


Decatur 


WEIDENKELLER, 


J. 


c. 


Decatur 


Rt. 2 






10 2 acres 


Rt. 3 






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HUGENBEGER, MRS. MARY C. 
Rt. 3 



Decatu r 
4 ar r*» « 



KINZER, RICHARD E. 



Decatur 
5 acres 





ILLINGWORTH, FRANCES 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 

57 acres 



KINZER, RICHARD E. 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
1 acre 



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LITTLETON, CECIL F. Rt. 1, Argenta 

Life Long Resident of Macon County 46 acres 



MONACO, JOHN 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
47 acres 




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LONG, MR & MRS. W. E. 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
}i acre 




NICHOLLS, ARZA W. 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
100 acres 





LOGUE, STELLA 
Rt. 8 



Decatu r 
30 acres 



O'DONNELL. MRS. E. 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
80 acres 





MATHIAS, LESLIE 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
24 acres 



PARK, MRS. MARY L. 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
78 acres 



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PETTYJOHN, OSCAR 
Rt. 6 




QUACK EN B LSI, G. D. 
Rt 1 



Decatu r 
18 acres 




Decatur 
10 acres 



SCHRDLL ESTATE 
Rt. 1 



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SMITH, W. G. 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
80 acres 




Decatur 
60 acres 





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SCARDELLO, SAM, J. 
Rt. i 



Decatur 
1 acre 




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A. E. Hopkins, GreensJieeoer 



Decatur 




SCHIMER, E. H. Rt. 3, Decatu 

P.F. Ashley- breeds Su f folk & Co twol d 170 



STALEY, LAVELLE 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
3 acres 



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TAYLOR, ROY 






Decatur 
12 acres 




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WILOOX, A. B. 
Rt. 3 



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Decatu r 
168 acres 




*EBER, ALBERT C. (ESTATE) 



Decatur 



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WEIDY, ROY R 
Rt. 7 



Decatur 
5 acres 




WLCOX. A. B. 
Rt. 3 



De c a tu r 
140 acres 



WISLON, ROY R (ESTATE) 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
241 acres 



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Bt. 2 



Macon 
80 acres 




^NTI-THIEF ASSOCIATION Rt.3, Decatur 

31 




COUNTRY CLUB OF DECATUR 
Rt. 7 



Decatur 




TOWN OF STALEYS 




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SEBENS CONCRETE PRODUCTS 
Rt. 7 



Decatur 
3 acres 




SAFE- WAY MANUFACTURING 00. Decatur 

Rt. 3 B°« 607 

Anhydrous Ammonia Applicators & Sprayers 




TURPIN STATION GRAIN CO. Rt.6, Decatur 
Owned by Russell Broughton 



LINCOLN LABORATORY 



Rt.2, Decatui 





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BEL-AIR MOTEL 
Robert G. Munsie 



Decatur 
1010 W. Pershing 



TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 



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HARMONY E.O.B. CHURCH 
Present church built 1900 



Macon County 
Rev. B. C. Button, Pastor 



AUSTIIN TOWINSHIP 

Named after Benjamin R. Austin, one of the "fathers" of Macon 
County and surveyor of the original town of Decatur, Austin Township 
is an entirely agricultural area; no railroads cross it, nor does it 
contain any villages or towns. It has a population of 486. Something 
of a community center, where religious services, school graduation 
exercises and other events are held, is the Harmony United Brethren 
Church, which was organized about seventy years ago. 

The first settler in the township was Amos Wright, who came from 
Pennsylvania in 1845. Another early arrival was James S. Parker, who 
afterwards held a number of public positions in the township. It was 
largely through his influence that Austin Township did not sell its 
school section in pioneer times. By retaining its school section grant, 
Austin Township now has the lowest school taxes in the county. 

Another outstanding resident of the township was George Johnston, 
who lived most of his life there and who was a long-time admirer of the 
Scottish poet, Robert Bums. Johnston was the donor of the Robert Burns 
cabinet in the Elizabethan Room at James Millikin University. 



35 





AUSHN TWP. SCroOL SECTION Maroa 

Rt. 1 200 , acres 



BRADSHAW, GLEN 
Rt. 1 



Latham 
240 acres 





AUSTIN T«P. SCHCDL SECTION Maroa 

Rt. 1 240 acres 



BRADFIELD, SAM 
Rt. 1 



Kenney 
200 acres 





BRADSHAW, GLFWN 
Rt. 1 



Latham 
240 acres 



BRAME, EARL 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
80 acres 





AXTON, HALLIE Rt. 1, Warrensbufg 

Claudie Collins, Tenant 160 acres 



BURGETT 
Rt. 1 



Latham 
600 acres 



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BURGETT, C. A. 
Rt. 1 



BLRGETT, HAROLD 
Rt. 1 



Latham 
None 




Latham 
None 




CASEY, DR. C. 0. (ESTATE) 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
320 acres 



CONELY, MRS. EDITfl 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
160 acres 




ODZZENS, JESSIE 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
160. acres 




GULP, CHARLES 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
160 acres 





CASEY, 


MRS. 


C. 


0. 


Dal ton City 


GULP, JOHN 


Pt. 1 








227 acres 


Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
100 acres 



37 




FERRY, FRANK 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
320 acres 




ENGLAND, STANDFDRD 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
320 acres 





DOWNING, MARY L. 
Rt. 1 




Latham 
None 




GULP, MARY A. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
160 acres 




DUMONT. MARGURET (ESTATE) Warrensburg 
Rt. 32C acres 



FERRY, FRANK F. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 





EMERY, LOUIS . L. ( ESTATE) 
Rt. 1 



80 acres 



FERRY, JIM 
Rt. 1 



Warrensbu rg 
80 acres 



38 





GALLOWAY, W.O. 
Rt. 1 



Latham 



HAGEY, ROBERT 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
120 acres 





GORETZKET.JOE & 30N 
Rt. 1 



Latham 
120 . acres 



HAINES, RUSSELL 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
160 acres 



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GRISSOM, 


I. 


V. 


Warrensburg 


HAMM. GRACE A. 


Rt. 1 






160 acres 


Rt. 1 



Kenny 
400 acres 




HAGANS, FRANK M. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
160 acres 



HARMON ESTATE 
Rt. 1 



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Warrensburg 

90 an^Ao 



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HAYES, CHAPLES (ESTATE) 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
160 acres 



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HAYWOOD, AMOS 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
120 acres 





HEFT, GEORGE B. 
Rt. 1 



HEFT, HOWARD R. 
Rt. 1 



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Latham 
1 acre 




La them 
40 acres 




HAYWOOD, AMOS 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
160 acrea 



HEFT, M. S. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
1 acre 



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Maroa 


HEINLE, 


KENNETH 




Maroa 


Rt. 1 




240 acres 


Rt. 1 




160 


acres 



40 





HEINLE, MARTHA 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
160 acre£ 




HEISERMAN, HENRY & HELEN 
Rt. 1 



Latham 
160 acres 



JARVIS, MRS. 
Rt. 1 







JOHNSTON. JOIM T. 
Rt. 



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Maroa 
120 acres 



Latham 
147 acres 





HILEMAN, HENRY 
Rt. 1 



:.'\if- 



Latham 
40 acres 




JONES, WILLIAM B. 
Rt. 1 



Maro a 
1 acre 




HOAGLIN, H. K. 
Rt. 1 



Latham 
80 acres 



JONES, »M. B. 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 

80 acres 



41 





KERWOOD, HATTTE & 
HETZLER, JOSEPHINE 



Rt. 1, Latham 
120 acres 



LAWRENCE, ALBERT, E. 
Rt. 1 



Warrens burg 
240 acres 







KEYS, CHARLES P. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
160 acres 



LAWRENCE, ARTHUR J. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
220 acres 




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KlICK, JOHN 
Rt. 1 



Latham 
160 acres 



LAWRENCE, ARTHUR J. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
20 acres 





KILE, FBANK M 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
160 acres 



UWRENCE, EVERETT A. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
240 acres 



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LEMASTERS, OLA MAY 
Rt. 



Kenny 
154 acres 



McQOEWAY, MRS. JOY 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
320 acres 





MANN, WISDA 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
160 acres 







McKINLEY, HARLEY 
Rt. 1 







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Kekjiey 
109 acres 



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MARCQ.L, ALBERT 
Rt. 



Kenney 
400 acres 




MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY 
Rt. 9 



Macon 
30 3 acres 




MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY 
Rt. 1 



Rt.l, Warrensburg 
320 acres 



MONTGOMERY, JAMES A. 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
166 acres 



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M0NTQ3MERY, MR. & MRS. 
Rt. 1 



Mar oa 
160 acres 




NAUMAN, HAZEL 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
80: acrea 




MORRIS FARMS 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
163 acres 




MORTHLAND. ROY 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
86 acres 




MURPHY. MILES (ESTATE) 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
320 acres 



NEUSCHAFER, H. W. ESTATE Kenney 

Rt. 1 100 acres 



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NICHOLSON ESTATE 
Ezra Tuggle, Tenant 



Rt. 1, Chestnut 
29 4 acres 




NOWLIN, MINNIE B. (ESTATE) 



Maroa 
160 acres 



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OFF, ELSIE W. 






Ht. 1 



Warrensburg 
160 acres 




PATTCNGILL, LORAN M. 
Rt. 1 



Cisco 
240 acres 




PATTERfflN, DAVE (ESTATE) 
Rt 1 



Chestnut 
198 acres 





PATTERSON (ESTATE) 
Rt. 1 



MaToa 
160 acres 




PATTERSON (ESTATE) 
Rt. 1 



Latham 
520 acres 




PARKER, JAMES J. 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
550 acres 











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PATTERSON 


( ESTATE) 


Maroa 


PENHALLEGDN, 


ENGLAND 


Warrensburg 


Rt. 1 




160 acres 


Rt. 1 




320 acres 



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PENHELLEQ3N, E. E. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
640 acres 



RAU, L.O. 
Rt. 1 



Latham 
180 acres 





RAU, EARL, W. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
165 acres 




RAU, GLENN 0. 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
120 acres 



RAU, LINN 0. 
Rt. 1 



RAU, OVID 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
60 acres 




Latham 
80 acres 





RAU, L. 0. 
Rt. 1 



Kenny 
200 acres 



RAU, ROSS F. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
160 acres 



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RAU, WILBUR J. 
Rt. 1 



Kenney 
112 acres 



ROGERS, JOHN D. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
160 acres 




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REDMAN, HAZEL 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
80 acres 



ROHRSCHEIB, PHIL 
Rt. 1 



Warrensbu rg 
130 acres 





ROGERS, FRED B. 
Rt. 1 



L a t h am 
120 acres 



ROSE, E. E. 
Rt. 1 



Kenney 
120 acres 





ROGERS, HATTIE 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
160 acres 



ROSS, MINNIE B. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
160 acres 



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SOaVILL, GUY N. (ESTATE) Warrensburg 

Rt. 1 160 acres 



SHAW, LOREN 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
220 acres 




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SBARBOPO, HARRY 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
80 acres 



SHAW, LOREN 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
159 acres 





SHAPIRO, MINME 
Rt. 1 



Warrensbu rg 
120 acres 



SHAW, WILLIAM 0. 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 

24fl mrr^M 





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SHAW, L. M. 
Rt. 1 



Marc a 
200 acres 



SHAW, W.O. 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
200 acres 



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SHAW, W. 0. 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
160 acres 



STOUTENBCXDUGH, ANTHONY 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
240 acres 





SHULL, GERALD N. 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
200 acres 



TABOR, P. F. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
160 acres 





SOUTHERN, D. H. 

R» 1 



Latham 
200 acres 



TAYLOR, JOHN 
Rt. 1 



Warrensbu rg 
160 acres 







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SPENCER, HENRY D. 
Rt. 1 



240 



TODD, HELEN 
Rt. 1 



Kenny 
180 acres 



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TROWBRIDGE, E. RAY 
Rt. 1 



Kenney 
160 acres 




TROWBRIDGE, MRS. PEARL 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
160 : acres 




URICH, ORVILLE E. 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
200 acres 




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UNDERWOOD, MRS. 
Rt. 1 



WALKER, BURNIE 
Rt. 1 



WESTEPMAN, FRANK 
Rt. 2 



Warrensburg 
160 acres 




Warrensburg 
150 acres 




Maroa 
|5 acres 




ULHRICH, CHARLES 
Rt. 1 



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WENTWJRIH, MR.&MRS. CJ. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
120 . acres 



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WHELAN, JOHN B. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
155 acres 




BRICK SCHOOL District No. 27 

Built in 1925 



• Integrity 

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SWARM 

INSURANCE AGENCY 

200 Standard Offire BIdg. 
Decatur, Illinois 



PHONE 
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BLUE MOUND TOWNSHIP 

Boody 



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BOODY 

Boody, the only town in Blue Mound Township, was named after Col- 
onel William Boody, who was first president of the Decatur & East St. 
Louis Railroad, which now is a part of the Wabash System. At first 
called Madison, Blue Mound Township derived its name from a number of 
bluish-appearing mounds within its borders, this color being caused 
by great patches of blue flowers that grew on the hills in early days. 

It was in 1870 that the town of Boody was laid out by Messrs. 
Nientker and Smith. That same year,' Mr. Nientker opened a generail store, 
and here he became first postmaster. In later years, his son, W. G. 
Nientker, became postmaster. The first house in town was built in 1870, 
by Frank Reafly. Several years later the first schoolhouse was erected, 
and Byron Lewis became the first teacher. 

On record as the first settler of Blue Mound Township was William 
Warnick, first sheriff of Macon County and friend and mentor of young 
Abe Lincoln. Today, this township is noted for its fertile grain fields. 
It has a population of 850. 



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Public School 



Boody 



BLUE MOUND COMMUNITY 
HIGH SCHOOL 



Blue Mound 





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Oroed by W.L.Huff, R.W.Huff and W.M.Haltfreter 



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Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 



For BEHER FARMING 



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QUALITY • SERVICE • SAVINGS 



A FARMER-OWNED CO-OPERATIVE . . . your Macon County Service 
Company was incorporated on March 7, 1927. It is one of more than 
a hundred county co-operatives in Illinois appointed by the Farm Bureau 
to distribute BLUE SEAL Petroleum Products; BLUE SEAL Feeds; GRO- 
CROP Fertilizers; and Seed Corn . . . SOYOIL Paints; UNICO Fence and 
Steel Products; AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS and many other FARM 
SUPPLIES are available for DIRECT DELIVERY to your farm by the BLUE 
SEAL SALES/v\AN in your territory. 



MACON COUNTY SERVICE COMPANY 

3005 N. 22nd St. — DECATUR, ILL. — Phone 3-6255 




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ALBEBS, MRS. BESSIE 
Rf.. 4 



Decatur 
135 acres 



AUSTIN, J.S. 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
20 acres 




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ARMSTRONG, MRS. HATTIE 
St. 1 



Boody 
40 acres 




BAILEY, MRS. ANNIE E. 
J. NOPMAN JORDAN. Mrf. 



Rt. 2 Blue Mound 
280 acres 




AI%1STRDNG, JOHN L. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
80 acres 



BAILEY, MRS. EFHE H. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
80 acres 




AUGUSTINE, LOWELL C. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
80 acres 




BAILEY, C. T. 
Rt. I 



Boody 
19 6 acres 



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Rt. 2 



Macon 
160 acres 



BAILEY, ORVILLE C. 

Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
2 10 acres 




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BAILEY, HARRY P. 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
160 acres 



BULER, DALE D. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
200 acres 





BAILEY, H. P. 
Rt. 1 



Boody 
160 acres 



BLILER, WAYNE 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
172 acres 





BAILEY, ORVILLE C. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
160 acres 



BLILER, WAYNE 
Rt. 4 



Blue Mound 
245 acres 



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BROWN, CAFyOLL F. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
120 acres 



BRINTUNGER ESTATE 

Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 

238 acres 





BROWN, EMERY 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
200 acres 



BRUNS, HENRY 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
25 acres 





BROWN, EMERY 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
210 acres 



BUZ AN, MRS. HANNA 
Rt. 2 



Bl ue Mound 
240 acres 







BROWN, MARSHALL A. 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
37 4 acres 




CATER. ELZA H. SR. 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
50 acres 



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CLARK, MRS. J. M. 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
80 acres 



(DBB, CYRIL B. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
160 acres 





CHAPMAN, OSCAR W. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
153 acres 



COL E, R. S. 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
60 acres 





CHAPMAN, OSCAR W. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
7 2^ acres 




CONNELLY, LOUIS E. 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
160 acres 



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CHAPMAN, RUSSa^L E. 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
10 3 acres 



COOK, MISS LOTTIE B. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
160 acres 



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COTTLE, RL-ra D. 
Rt. 4 



Decatu r 
100 acres 



DAMERY, JOE 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
240 acres 




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CROMWELL, HARRISON G. 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
107 acres 



DAMERY, MERVILLE H. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
80 acres 






CRUNP, HOWARD 
Rt. 1 



Boody 
60 acres 



DUMMERMUTH, CHARLES R. 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
107 acres 





UAMERY, GUSTA L. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
160 acres 



DUMMERMUTH, MRS. D. 
Rt. 1 



Boody 
140 acres 



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DLMMERMUTO, EDWAHU t. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
80 acres 



EVANS, HELEN 
Rt. 3 



Macon 
85 acres 





DUMMERMUTO, EDWARD F. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
154 acres 



GOLDENSTEIN, FLOYD 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
80 acres 





ENGLAND, C. E. 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
220 acres 



liULDBV STEIN, FLOYD 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
130 acres 





EVANS, MRS. HELEN 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
100 acres 



HALL, ISAAC S. 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
240 acres 



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HANOVER, aARENCE 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
120 acres 



HILL, CHESTER R. 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
160 acres 





HARTWIG, EDWARD W. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
168 acres 



HOBBS, V. M. 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
86 acres 





HAWTHORNE, ALVA F. 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
89 acres 



HOPKINS, H. H. 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
145 acres 





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Rt. 4 



Decatur 
115 acres 



HOPKINS, H. H. 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
251 acres 



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HURT. SALVIN E. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
210 acres 



JACOBS, MELVIN H. 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
40 acres 





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JACK, MRS. C. 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
80 acres 





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JE^fNINGS, 0. B. 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
140 acres 




JACOBS, FLOlfD G. 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
28 4 acres 



JOCKISCH, DAVID H. 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
40 : acres 




JACOBS, FIjOYD G. 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
80 acres 




JOCKISCH, LOUIS S. 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
1 46 acres 



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JOKISCH, MRS. CELIA 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
280 acres 




KISSEL, HERBERT 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
8 5 acres 




JOSTES, OSCAR F. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
80 acres 



KRAFT, E. G. 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
160 acres 





KELLEa ED 
Rt. 1 



KILBRIDE, EDWINNA 
Rt. 4 



Macon 
240 acres 




Decatur 
74 acres 



KRAFT, E.G. 
Rt. 4 



KRAFT, EUNICE 
Rt. 2 



De c a tu r 
160 acres 




Macon 
120 acres 



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KRAFT, HERBEJ^T 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
350 acres 



MATTHEWS, DEAN 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
35 acres 





KREHER, MIBYL J. 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
120 acres 



McQORRAY, JACK A. 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
10 5 acres 




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Rt. 2 



Macon 
80 acres 



MENDONSA, CHERRIE 
Rt. 1 



Mo we aqua 
215 acres 





MAY, CARL C. 

William Potrafka, Tenant 



Boody 
87 acres 



METCALF, GUY 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
80 acres 



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MILLER, MEPLE R. 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
130 acres 



PETZEL, MRS. ADA 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
100 acres 






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NABER, HERMAN 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
176 acres 



PISTDRIUS, MRS. AGNES B. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
240 acres 





OGDEN, ROY 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
5 acres 



PISTDRIUS, DONALD 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
65 acres 





ORRISON, FLOYD E. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
80 acres 



HISTORIUS, MRS. ED 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
160 acres 



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PISTDRIUS, JAMES A. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
160 acres 




PISTORIUS, POY V. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
120 acres 




PISTORIUS, MARION T. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
120 acres 



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Rt. 2 




Macon 
180 acres 






PISTORIUS, ORIAN B. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
61 acres 



PISTORIUS, WAYNE B. & VERNIE W. Blue Mound 
Rt. 2 300 acres 




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PISTORIUS, BOY V. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
149 acres 




PISTORIUS, WAYNE B. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
157 acres 



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Rt. 8 



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Decatur 
20 acres 





RHODERICK, ALBERT P. 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 1 
180 acres 




POWER BROTHERS 
Rt. 2 



PHESOOTT, JOHN E. 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
240 acres 



RICE, FRANK 



Vacant 




Mo we a qua 
160 acres 





RYAN, ESTHER F. 
Rt. 8 



Blue Mound 
19 acres 




PUTSCH, LESTER F. 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
100 acres 



SCDTT, VERNEE A. & ARLIE B. Blue Mound 
Rt. 2 8 3 acres 



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SLAY BACK, MRS. ANNIE 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
70 acres 



SHNE, S. E. 
Rt. 1 



M oweaqua 
120 acres 





SMITH, CAULDE W. 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
10 acres 



STIVERS, WILLIAM F. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
120 acres 





SMITH, MR. & MRS. LEWIS Blue Mound 

Rt. 1 80 acres 



SUTMAN, MISS LEDNA A. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
160 acres 




SNH.L, MRS. MARTHA 
Rt. 1 



Mo we aqua 
80 acres 




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USINGER, JUNE K. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
120 acres 



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WEATOERFDRD, HAZEL 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
80 acres 



WOLFER, JOFM FREDERICK 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
98 acres 




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WILLIAMS, RALPH 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
77 acres 



WRAY, PERRY W. 
Rt. 8 



De c a tu r 
5 acres 





WISE, EVERETT C. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
240 acres 



YDUNKE, GLENN L. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
26 acres 




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WISE, ORVILLE F. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
80 acres 



HMMEPMAN, E. G. H. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
45 acres 



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FRIEND'S CREEK TOWNSHIP 

Argenta 



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ARGEMA 

At the northeast corner of Macon County, in the center of Friend's 
Creek Township, stands the village of Argenta. The name, which means 
"silver, " was bestowed on the village by two Illinois Central Railroad 
officieils, Messrs. Smith and Wood, who had in earlier days worked on 
the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad in the Far West. There 
is an Argenta in Montana, and one in Utah. 

After the Illinois Central Railroad was built through Friend' s 
Creek Township, the village of Argenta was platted by B. R. Rodgers. 
Thereafter, a general store was built by Carver & Company, a blacksmith 
establishment by B. S. Schall, and a wagon shop by F. F. McMullin. 
The first schoolhouse was erected in 1874. Argenta was incorporated as 
a village in 1891. Today, it has a population of 575. 

Friend's Creek Township was so-named after its first settler, 
George W. Friend. Among other early settlers of the township was Wil- 
liam Dickey, who came in 1828. He was a Revolutionary War veteram. 
William Dickey died in 1832 and was buried in Friend's Creek cemetery. 
On his grave today rests a bronze marker, placed there in 1912 by the 
Stephen Decatur chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. 



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Argenta 




Argenta 





A AND GRAIN CO. 



Argenta 



COOPER BROTHERS 



Argenta 





HISER SERVICE STATION 



Argenta 



A AND GRAIN ELEVATOR 



Argenta 



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CEMETERY, FRIENDS CREEK 
Rt. 1 



Argen ta 



WHITE SCHOOL Unit No. 1 

Argents District 




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James 0. Edmondson, Supt. - Erected 1928 & 1951. 



ARGENTA GRADE SCHOOL 
Erected in 191S 



Argents 





CHANDLER CEMETERY 
Rt. 1 



Weldon 



SEABOLT, R. L. 
Rt. 1 



WeldoB 
1 acre 



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AGEE, MRS. ARNETTA 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
160 acres 



ATER, CHARLES 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
160 acres 





AGEE, WOODROW 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
162 acres 



ATER, ZORA M. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
110 acres 





ANDERSON SISTERS 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
260 acres 



AUGUSTUS, Mr. & Mrs. V.L. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
80 acres 





ARMSTRONG, LULU 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
160 acres 



AYRE, ROBERT 
Rt. 1 



Cisco 
456 acres 



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BAKER, NOA Rt. 1 Oakley 

Mr.& Mrs. Ora Langley, Jr. Ten. 27 3 acres 



BATEMAN, MARY 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
160 acres 





BAPKER, OLIVE & WAYNE 
Rt. 1 



Ore an a 
ISO acres 



BECKHAM, STELLA 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
220 acres 





BARKER, WAYNE 
Rt. I 



Oreana 



BERING, JANE 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
180 acres 



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BARNES, C. C. 
Rt. 2 



Maro a 
160 acres 



BETZ, ARTHUR 

Was Rural Park School 



Rt. 1, Cisco 
7 5 acres 



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BOWMAN, DILLARD 
Rt. 1 



Argent a 
80 acres 



BOYD, DALE H. 
Rt. 



Argenta 
240 acres 





BOWMAN, D. C. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
80 acres 



BRENNEMAN, MARY G. (ESTATE) Decatur 

Rt. 5 - Bryan Simpaon 246 acres 





BOWMAN, MRS. ELIZABETH 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
160 acres 



BRICK ER, CARL 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
160 acres 



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BOYD, ALVIN 
Rt. 1 



Ureana 
1 acre 



BRIGGS, ROGER 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
300 acres 



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Rt. 1 



Wei don 

80 acres 




BURNS, CHAS. R. 
Rt. 1 



Ci SCO 
180 acres 




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BBDCKMAN, CHARLIE T. 
Rt. 1 



Argent a 
1 acre 






BURNS, VONNA 
Rt. 1 



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Argenta 
160 acres 




BURGLAND, DR JOHN 
Rt. 2 



BURKAM, WAYNE 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
360 acres 




Argenta 
100 acres 







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Rt. 1 



CLARK, MARIE 
Rt. 2 



Cisco 
360 acres 




Maroa 
80 acres 



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CDNNDR, B. F. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
80 acres 



CREG, JOSEPH 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
38 acres 




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Rt. 1 



Argenta 
40 acres 



DIX90N, G. W. 

Rt. 1 



Argenta 
10 . 5 acres 








COON. LAWERENCE 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
80 acres 



DONNELLY, ISREAL S. 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
50 acres 




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COON, LAWRENCE 
Rt. 1 



Ci SCO 
80 acres 



DUEHURST, OSCARENE 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
160 acres 



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DANroRTH, MABEL 
Rt. 1 



Weldon 
240 acres 



DINWIDDIE, BLANCHE 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
80 acres 





DAVEI^ORT, N.I. 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
200 acres 



DINWIDDIE ESTATE 
Rt. 1 



Argent a 
160 acres 





DICKEY, HOWARD 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 

90 acres 



EDGECOMBE, I. S. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
80 acres 




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Maroa 


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Cisco 


Rt. 1 






160 acres 


Rt. 1 




160 acres 



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ELLAICK, HENRY 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
10 acres 



FESLER, LENORA 
Rt. 1 



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Ureana 
120 acres 





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EYMAN, ANNA 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
17 2 acres 



FESLER, LENORA 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
190 acres 





EYMAN, ANNA 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
120 acres 



FOSTER, 0. B. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
80 acres 





FERRILL, aARENCE 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
120 acres 



FOSTER, 0. B. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
80 acres 



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FOSTER, O.B. 
Rt. 1 



Argent a 
80 acres 




GOKEN, EMERY 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
40 acres 




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Gurnsey Dairy Farm 



Rt. 1, Wei don 
240 acres 



GOKEN, EMERY 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
40 acres 





FULK, CEQL 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
120 acres 



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Argenta 

5 acres 



GRADY. LLOYD R. 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 




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Rt. 1 



Argen ta 
10 3 acres 



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GBEENnELD, MINNIE 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
160 ; acres 



GROVES, VELMA (ESTATE) 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
120 acres 





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GRISSOM, DR L.L. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
115 acres 




GPDVES, WILLIAM 0. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
200 acres 




GRISSOM, DR. L.L. 
Rt. 2 



GRISSOM, L.L. 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
160 . acres 




Argen ta 
320 acres 



HAMBRECHT, FLOSSIE M. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
80 acres 




HARLAN, 0. A. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
16 acres 



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HEINLE, MRS. LULA 



Maroa 
200 acres 



HILL, W. A. 

Fair Play School- WO 3 



Rt. 2, Maroa 
1 acre 





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HEINZ. HOWARD 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
67 acres 



HILL, W. A. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
160 acres 





HEINZ. IHED 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
167 acres 




HILBRANT, N. 0. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
160 acres 



HISER, EMMA J. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
160 acres 




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HISER, FRANK 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
150 acres 



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HISER, H3MER E. 
Rt. 1 



Ci SCO 
269 acres 




JONES, BENT3N 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
80 acres 





HOUSTON, ROSS 
Rt. 1 



Argent a 
130 acres 



JONESI, ROSE 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
97M acres 





JAOiSON, 


GEORGE 


Argent a 


KAUFMAN, 


aARENCE 


Argenta 


Rt. 1 




120 acres 


Rt. 1 




90 acres 









JONES, EMILY 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
180 acres 



KAUFMAN, aARENCE 
Rt. 2 



Maro a 
120 acres 



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KAUFMAN, WALTER 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
230 acres 



McARTY, MILDRED. 
Rt. 1 



Cisco 
83 acres 








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KENDALL, JOHN W. 
Rt. 1 



Cisco 

92 acres 



McCREADY, RAY 
Rt. 1 



We Idon 
40 acres 





KOHLER, SAMUEL D. Rt. 1, Qsco 

Res. Macon Co. since 1931 92 acres 



McCARTY, WARREN 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
60 acres 




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MARSH, HERBERT 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
160 acres 



McKINLEY, MRS. ELEANOR 
Rt. 1 



Cisco 
123 acres 



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Mc KINNEY ESTATE 
Bt. 1 



McQuillan, mrs. ed. 

Rt. 1 



Argents 
160 acres 




Ci SCO 
80 acres 




McWHORTER, L. C. 
Rt. 2, Box 373 



Decatur 
2 acres 




MILLER, DWIGHT C. 
Rt. 1 



Ci SCO 
236 acres 




MILLER, REVERDY J. 
Rt. 1 



MITCHELL, CHARLES 0. 
Rt. 1 



Cisco 
66 acres 




Ci SCO 
20 2 acres 





MELVINS, LOUIS 
Bt. 1 



Weldon 
160 acres 



MITCHELL, CHARLES 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
160 , acres 



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MITCHELL, CHARLEY 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
27 4 acres 




MUNCH, HARRY B. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
170 acres 





MITCHELL, WILL 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 1 
160 acres 




MYERS, 
Rt. 1 


AUDREY „„„ Cisco 

200 acres 


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MITCHELL, WILLIAM 
Rt. 1 



Wei don 
160 acres 




NELSON, EFFIE 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
151 acres 




MOUSER, H. A. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
120 acres 



NELSON, RUTH L. 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
80 acres 



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PARKER, C. D. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
51 acres 



PARR, GEORGE 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
246 acres 




PARKER, LULA M. 
Rt. 2 



Maro a 
17 5 acres 





PARR, GEORGE 
Rt. 2 



Argenta 
242 acres 




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PARR, GEORGE 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
600 acres 



PATTENGALE, LOREN N. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
80 acres 




PARR, GEORGE 



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Lake City 
240 acres 




PATTENGILL, LORAN M. 
Rt. 1 



Cisco 
252 acres 



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Rt. 1 



Ci SCO 

240 acres 



PHELPS, RUTH M. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
168 acres 






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PATTENGILL, LORAN M. 
Rt. 1 



Cisco 
240 acres 



PICKLE. W. F. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
160 acres 





PATTENGILL, LORAN M. 
Rt. 1 



Cisco 

400 acres 



PIERSON, SI GRID 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
1 28 acres 






PENHALLEQON, HfLm 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
400 acres 



PORTER, LOWELL 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
110 acres 



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POWER, G. D. 
Rt. 1 



Argents 
320 acres 



QUERREY, W. T. 
Rt. 1 



Argent a 
80 acres 



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Rt. 2 


Maroa 
97 acres 


RANNEBARGER, MELLIE 
Rt. 1 




Argenta 
360 acres 




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QUERREY, J. Q. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
153 acres 




RANNEBARGER, R. E. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
160 acres 



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QUERREY, W. H. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
3 acres 



RANNEBARGER, R. E. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
80 acres 



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RANNEBARGER. RAY 
Rt. 1 



Argent a 
160 acres 



REEVES, DWIGKT. DR. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
80 acres 





RANNEBARGER, RAY E. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 



REEVES, RALPH 
Rt. 1 



Wei don 
80 acres 




RANNEBARGER, R. E. 
Norman Grider, Tenant 



Rt. 1, Cisco 
320 acres 




REEVES, RALPH 

Breed Reg. Herefords 



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Rt. 1, Wei don 
240 acres 




REESER, H. A. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
50 acres 









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Rt. 1 



Cisco 
160 acres 



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REYNaLDS, FLOZZA 



Argenta 
13 acres 



RUCKER, MELVIN 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
160 acres 





REYNOLDS, JOHN M. 
Rt. 2 




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RICHTER, GEORGE 0. 
Rt. 1 



Maroe 
40 acres 




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Oreana 
1 acre 



RUCKER, MATTIE 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
160 acres 




SANNER, CLARENCE 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
20 5 acres 



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RDSS, CHARLE M. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
340 acres 



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SOiALL, GLENN, 
Rt. 1 




Argenta 
260 acres 



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SEARLES, UrmER 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
240 acres 



SHINNEMAN, ORVAL 
Rt. 1 



Cisco 

160 acres 




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SHASTID, CHARLES 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
80 acres 



SHUEY, EVELYN 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
80 acres 



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SHAW, VEPN 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
36 acres 



SMALLfOOD. GUY 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
210 acres 





SHEARER, 


LLOYD 


Maroa 


SMART, 


MRS. 


FERN J. 


Ureana 


Rt. 2 




80 acres 


Rt. 1 






240 acres 



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SMART, FERN J. 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 




SMITH, HANNA 
Rt. 1 



Argen ta 
200 acres 




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SPORE, WM. 
Rt. 1 



Cisco 
18 acres 




STEWART, SAM 
Rt. 1 



STOCKS, ERBOL L. 
Rt. 1 



Dal ton Ci ty 
400 acres 




STOUTENBOPDUGH, BOY 
Br, 1 



Oreana 
200 acres 




STOUTEN BOROUGH, RUSSELL 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
160 acres 




Argenta 
4 acres 



SWIGABT, MARION (ESTATE) Maroa 

Rt. 2 160 acres 



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Argenta 
210 acres 




VAN DONGEN, CREA 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
120 acres 




TEMPLETON, B. F. 
Rt. 



Maroa 
160 acres 




WALLER, MR.& MRS. FRED L. 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
160 acres 




THORNTON, CATHARINE STULL 
Rt. 



Argenta 
230 acres 



WALLER. MR. & MRS. FRED L. 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
160 acres 






ftESLEYAN UNIVERSITT 
Rt. 1 



Marc a 
240 acres 



WESTERMAN, HARRY 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 

140 acres 



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WESTPHAL, (DRINNE 
Dale Kaufman, Tenant 



Rt. 1, Argenta 
120 acres 



WILLIAMS, ERNEST G. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
111 acres 





WHISNANT, MRS. GEDRGE 
Rt. 1 



Cisco 
80 acres 



WILSON, C.A. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
240 acres 





WHITSON, MACE 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
80 acres 



WILSON, JOHN 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
150 acres 




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WILKINSON, W. W. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
340 acres 



WILSON, MARVIN M. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
299 acres 



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WAT93N, STANTON 
Rt. 1 



Oakl ey 
125 acres 





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WELGE ESTATE 
KLTNGHAMMER. TREVOR, Mrf. 



Rt. 2, Maroa 
10 5 acres 




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WELGE, FRED 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
80 acres 




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WILDGE, CHARLES 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
160 acres 






WITHERS, IRA 
Rt. 2 



WISE, HELEN B. 



Maroa 
75 acres 




Oreana 
160 acres 






ROBERT I. COOPER 

Wafer and Trucking 

Service 
Quick-Dependable Service 
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Rt. 1 



Oreana 



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Harristown 



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HARRISTOWIN 

At first called Summit, the village of Harristovni lies just north 

of one of the most revered historic spots in Illinois the site of 

Abraham Lincoln's first log cabin home in the Prairie State. When Thomeis 
Lincoln and his son, Abe, came to Macon County in 1830 and built a log 
cabin on the Sangamon River, there was no village of Harristown. 

It was not until the middle 1850 's, after the Wabash Railroad was 
built through the township, that Harristown was laid out by Jerden 
Burkey. At first the township was called Summit, but when it was found 
that a Summit, in Cook County, Illinois, already existed, its name was 
changed to Harristown. This name honors the memory of Major Thomas 
Harris, who served with distinction in the Mexican War and whose regi- 
ment was composed mostly of Macon County men. 

The first settler of what afterwards became Harristown Township 
was William Hanks, cousin of Abraham Lincoln, who arrived in 1828, one 
year before Macon County was organized. In addition to Lincoln, another 
distinguished resident of the township was T. J. Scroggin, who, during 
his lifetime, was widely known as a breeder of fine cattle and as the 
proprietor of an extensive deer park. 



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Harristown Church of Christ Harristown 





HARRISTOWN CEMETERY Harristown 

Purchased, Pete Conover 1877. 

First Burial 1863 



ASH GRAIN CO. Joe Ash, Mgr. 

Harristown, Illinois 



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Decatur 
29 acres 



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Decatur 
76 acres 



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Rt. 3 



Decatur 
160 acres 




AUSTIN, CHARLES 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
28 acres 




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ASH, E. GLENN & GJERDE, Mrs.R. L; Decatur 
Rt.S-Farm in Family since 1890' s 210 acres 




BAER, C. S. 
Rt. 1 



Niant ic 
120 acres 




BAER, CLINT 
W. E. Belcher 



Ht. 3 , Decatur 
80 acres 



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BAILEY, MRS. GENEVA Rt. 1, Niantic 

Russell Faoiily Residence since 1900. 60 acres 



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BURRIS, GEORGE L. 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
1 acre 




BAIR, LUTHUR 
Rt. 8 



Nts. 



Decatu I 
30 acres 




BURKS, GLENN 
Rt. 1 



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Niantic 
80 aeres 





BATCHELDER, W. R. 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
3 acres 




BENTLEY, GEORGE Decatur 

Twin Lakes-Parties, Fishing, etc. 35 acres 



BRUCE, B. J. 
Rt. 1 



BRIX, WALTER 
Rt. 8 



Niantic 
172 acres 




Decatur 
10 acres 



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CLINE, MERLE C. & FRANCES 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
14 acres 



DIPPER, WALTER 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
172 acres 




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OCX)PER, ALBERT 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
198 acres 




DOWNING, DAVID 
Rt. 8 



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Decatur 
39 acres 





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DAVIS, LUCY 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
80 acres 



DOWNING, DAVID 
Rt. 8 



De c a tu r 
7 3 acres 




Harrist o»n 
319 acres 




DOWNING, RAY 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
10 acres 





DUMMERMOUTH, E. F. 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
80 acres 



DURFLINGER, R. W. Rt. 1, Niantic 
Lifetime Resident Macon City 125 acres 





DUNN, MRS. ARCHIE 
James Mathias 



Rt. 1 , Niantic 
320 acres 



EPPERSON, LESLIE L. Rt. 8, Decatur 
Resident of County since 1942. 8X acres 





DUNN, GEORGE 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 



GEMMER FARM 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
220 acres 





DURFLINGER, HAROLD & FREDERIOi Niantic 
Rt. 1 80 acres 



GOUGE, CARRIE 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
120 acres 



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GOUGE, IVA 

Opr. Harold W. Burcham 



Decatur 
92 acres 




HAMILTON, WILLIAM 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
60 acres 




GRAF, JOAN 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
80 acres 



HANKS, C. R. 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
12 acres 




GULICK, HERBERT D. 
Rt. 3 



De c a tu r 
160 acres 





HARDY, FLOYD Rt. 8, Decatur 

Livastock Dealer Phone 29-6298 15 acres 




GULICK, THERON 
Rt. 3 



De c a tu r 
160 acres 



HASKELL, E. C. 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
36 acres 



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HILL, EDIIH 
Rt. 8 



Deca tu r 
320 acres 




HOLMES, C. F. 



Harri stown 
124 acres 





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HIMSTEDT. FRANK M. 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
120 acres 



HOOKER, LEE 
Rt. 8 



Decatu r 
80 acres 





HIMSTEDT, RAYMOND L. 
Rt. 8 



Decatu r 
80 acres 



HOOKER, LEE 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
104 acres 





HOFFMAN, KATHRYN W. Rt. 8, Decatur 

Breeder of Reg. Suffolk & Haapshire Sheep. 180* 



HOSTETLER, J. C. 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 



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HURST, PAUL 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
160 acres 



JOYNT, R. 0. 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
23 acres 





HURST, PAUL 
Rt. 8 



Deca tur 
240 acres 



KIICK, RAYMOND 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
109 acres 





HUTCHINSON, ERNEST B. 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
160 acres 



KRALL, T3NY 
Rt. 8 



De c a tu r 
190 acres 





JAMES, ANDREW 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 

10 acres 



LEONARD, H. EUGENE Rt. 1, Niantic 
Lifetime Resident Macon County 160 acres 



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MILLER, 


HERMAN A. 


Niantic 


MURRELL, 


OTTO 


Decatur 


Rt. 1 




52 acres 


Rt. 8 




17 acres 





MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
212 acres 



BOYD, MRS. NELSON 
GILSON, MRS. HARRY 



Rt. 8, Decatur 
240 acres 





MILNES, C. E. 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
180 acres 



PARISH, BLDON K. 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
280 : acres 







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Rt. 1 



Niantic 
445 acres 



PARISH, GERALD 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
I acre 



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PARISH, JAMES H. 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
275 acres 




ROBY, RIG & 
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Rt. 8, Decatur 
240 acres 





PARISH ORPHA 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
80 acres 



ROBY, R. G. 
Rt. 1 



ASk-, 



Warrensburg 
320 acres 





PHILLIPS, CARL 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
240 acres 



BOTOWELL, MRS. CLARA 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
200 acres 





RANDALL, W. G. 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
3 acres 



ROTZ, H. W. 

50 th Wedding Anni v. 19 54 



Rt. 1, Niantic 
40 acres 



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PRITCHETT, ELMER S. 
Rt. 1 



Ni antic 
200 acres 



SCHRISHUHN, KENNETH 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
8 acres 




SANDERS, DR. ZINK 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
80 acres 




SCROGGINS, NANCY 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
240 acres 




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Rt. 3 



Uecatu r 
73 acres 



SHAWVER, SAM 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
50 acres 





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SCHIWICK, IDA 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
52 acres 



SIMPSON, L. F. 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
18^ acres 



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SMITH. UURA Rt. 4, Decatur 

Breeders of Herford Cattle 240 acres 



TURNER, DOROTHY P. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
360 acres 



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STENGEL, LEO A. 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
160 acres 




TURNER, OSCAR 
Rt. 8 



De c a tu r 
20 acres 





WANTLING, DONALD 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
6 acres 



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TRAVIS, IDA M. 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
80 acres 



WARMOTH, HARVEY 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
2 acres 



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WATTS, R. W. 
Rt. 8 



Decatu r 
40 acres 



W3LFE, A. W. 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
70 acres 




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WHITLEY, MRS. J.T. 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
273 acres 



WORKMAN, CHARLES Rt. 8, Decatur 

Home of Mr. & Mrs. Chas. Workman since 1943. 10 ac 




WILLARD, ALIE 
Rt. 8 . 



Decatur 
320 acres 




WOLFE, A. W. 
Rt. 8 



De c a tu r 
107 acres 



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HICKORY POINT TOWNSHIP 

Forsythe 
Bearsdale 



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FORSYTHE 

Situated just north of Decatur, on US 51 and the Illinois Central 
Railroad, the village of Forsythe is one of two communities in Hickory 
Point Township, the other being Bearsdale. The population of the town- 
ship today is 3,178. The village of Forsythe, which was laid out in 
1864 by Edward 0. Smith, derived its name from Colonel Robert Forsythe, 
a landowner of the region and first general freight agent of the Illi- 
nois Central Railroad. 

Among early settlers of Hickory Point Township (at first called 
Bull Point Township) were John and James Haoiks, cousins of Abraham Lin- 
coln. The first settler was David Florey, who arrived in 1825 and built 
a log cabin in the woods on the west branch of Stevens Creek. Later 
arrivals in the township were numerous members of the Church of God, 
and this denomination established the first church there in 1852. 

In addition to serving as Forsythe' s first postmaster, N. J. Fitch 
built one of the first houses in the village, became a dealer in grain, 
and conducted a general store. The first railroad agent at Forsythe was 
Charles Ruehl, and he, also, was a grain dealer, as well as builder of 
Forsythe' s first elevator. 



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BEARSDALE 

One day in 1854, when the Illinois Central Railroad was being built 
through Macon County, several road officials came to the present site 
of Bearsdale and asked if the place had a name. When told that it was 
called "Lickskillet, " the road officials thought they were being hood- 
winked and so decided to pick a name of their own for a station under 
construction there. 

The name they chose was "Bearsdale, " after Samuel Bear, an early 
settler of Hickory Point Township through whose land the railroad was 
built. It w£is because of a growth of hickory trees at the place where 
Stevens Creek left the timber and entered open country that Hickory 
Point Township got its name. 

Sometime in 1890 one Saimuel Troutmzui erected the first grain ele- 
vator at Bearsdale. After this was abandoned in later years and a new 
elevator built by William Ritchie, it was used for storage purposes. 



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L. D. HCXSERS FEED STORE 
Rt. 



Forsyth 
3 acres 



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ALBERTS, BESSIE 
Rt. 4 



De c a tu r 
80 acres 




ALBIN, GEORGE H. 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
80 acres 



ABCHER, PHI UP 
Rt. 1 



ATER, ETOEL C. (ESTATE) 
Rt. 2 



Decatur 
1 acre 




Decatur 
30 3 acres 




ALBERT, KEITH 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
200 acres 






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Decatur 
10 acres 




ALBERT, KEITH 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
200 acres 



BAUER, MRS. AMELIA 
nt. 4 



Decatur 
165 acres 



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BEAL, LLOYD 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
160 acres 




BEAL, LOREN W. 
Rt. 1 



Decatu r 
211 acres 




BEAR, WILSON 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
96 acres 




BEAR, WIL93N 

122 



De c a tu r 
80 acres 




BIRT, R. R. 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
160 acres 




80 RK, JOHN 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
10 acres 




BRENNING, NAOMI 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
112 acres 




BRETT, VERNA 0. 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
80 acres 





BPDTHERTON, V. H. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
100 acres 




BURBANK, CARL 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
14 acres 




BUTLER, CARL B. 
Rt. 2 



CASSITT, EDLA E. 
Rt. -Oreana 



Decatur 
140 acres 




Macon 
240 acres 




BUREHAM, 0. DALE 
Rt. 1 



Dalton City 
187 acres 




BURNS, CHARLES J. 
Rt. 1 



De c a tu r 
110 acres 



CASSITY, MRS. 0. 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
220 acres 




CHENOWETH, JCHN E. 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
75 acres 



123 





DISBHOW, E. B. Rt. 1, Warrensburg 

C. E. Disbrow- Tenant 80 acres 



(DLE, CD. 
Rt. 2 



Decatur 
96 acres 





CLARK, MR. 
Rt. 2 



Decatu r 
160 acres 



QDRMAN, MARTIN 
Rt. 7 



Decatur 
40 acres 





CLARKSON, ROY 
Rt. 1 



Cerro Gordo 
160 acres 



OOFftlAN, MARTIN 



Oakley 

75 acres 





aAPKaON, RDY A. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 

90 acres 



CRONK, CEQL 
Rt. 1 



De c a tu r 
30 acres 



124 




DALTON, V. W. 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
160 acres 







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Rt. 1 



De c a tu r 
280 acres 



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Rt. 2 



Macon 
320 acres 



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EDWARDS, G. K. 
Rt. 3 



De c a tu r 
614 acres 




DECHANT, JAKE 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
60 acres 



FISOJS, J. J. 
Rt. 5 



Macon 
40 acres 




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Rt. 3 



De c a tu r 
52 acres 



FLACH, MRS. HENRY J. 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
80 acres 



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Rt. 1 



Decatur 




GREEN, CLIFFORD W. 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
100 acres 




FOX, JOHN C. 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
80 acres 




GULIOi, F.L. 
Rt. 2 




Decatur 
160 acres 




GOOD, FLETA 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
80 acres 



HANES, C. A. 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
100^ acres 



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Rt. 1 



Decatur 

80 acres 



HANES, MARTHA 
Rt. 2 



Decatur 
80 acres 



126 



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HARRISON, JOHN W. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
17 acres 




HEDGES, DELLA Rt. 1, Warrensburg 

Melvin Lehn- Reg. Angus Cattle 216 acres 




HEDGES, WILLIAM 
Rt. 1 



De c a tu r 
160: acres 





HINKLE, EVERETT 
Rt. 1 



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Decatur 
10 acres 




HISER, FRANK 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
80 acres 




HOCKADAY, MRS. dUY 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
240 acres 





HENDERSON, L. J 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
80 acres 



HOCKADAY, NOLA M. 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
127 



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HOOD, PAUL F. 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
97 acres 



JANVRIN, LYNN 
Rt. 3 



De c a tu r 
154 acres 





HOPKINS, RAY 
Rt. 2 



Decatur 
80 acres 




KAPPER, A. E. 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
5 acres 




HUB BELL, C. E. 
Rt. 3 



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Decatur 
3 acres 




KEISTER, MISS MABEL 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
80 acres 




JANVRIN, LYNN E. 
Residence since 1925 



Rt. 3, Decatur 
60 acres 



KEMMERER, RALPH 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
160 acres 



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KINNAIRD, JOHN H. 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
160 acres 



LEWIS, MRS. STELLA 
Rt. Oreana 



Macon 
124 acres 





KOSHINSKI, W. A. 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
10 acres 



LIENHART. G. G. 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
50 acres 




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Rt. 1 



LEHN, RUSSELL 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
5 acres 




Warrensburg 
80 acres 



LIMING, P. 0. 
Rt. 1 



Argents 
80 acres 




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MacGREGOR, J. P. 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
1/4 acres 



129 





MACKLIN, S. W. 
Rt. 2 



Moweaqua 
165 acres 



McDANIEL, RALPH E. 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
1 acre 




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MATHEWS, D. 
Rt. 4 



McCOOL, BERT W. 
Rt. 2 



Decatur 
160 acres 




Decatur 
320 acres 




MARTIN, RUSSELL M. 


Decatur 


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Macon 


Rt. 2 


400 acres 


Rt. 2 




122 acres 




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McBOBERTS, MARTHA 
Rt. 1 



MERYMAN, GLENN R. 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
161 acres 




Decatur 
1 acre 



130 




MERYMAN, GLEN Rt.3, Decatur 

FLOYD GWSE. Ten. -Horses 240 acres 








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Rt. 1 



Dal ton City 
240 acres 




MERYMAN, CiEN R. 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
240 acres 




MICHAEL, JOHN 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
/4 acre 




MIER, JOHN C. 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
3 acres 



MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY 
Rt. 1 



MOCABEE, C31ESTER 
Rt. 2 



Decatur 
160 acres 



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80 acres 




MONTGOMERY, ALBERTA 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
80 acres 

131 




NEAL, BERT 
Rt. 2 



NICHOLS, ARCHIE 
Rt. 2 



De c a tu r 
52 acres 




Decatur 
98 acres 




PFEIFFER, W. R. 
Rt. 1 



De c a tu r 
160 acres 




PHILLIPS, ROY & 
LOEB, JACK 



Rt. 1, Decatur 
224 acres 




OPALKA, FRED 
Rt. 3 



PARISH, GERALD 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
10 acres 




Decatur 
160 acres 





PIERCE, 0. C. 
Rt. I 



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De c a tu r 
160 acres 




POWERS, JACK 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
120 acres 



132 





POWERS. JACK H. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
160 acres 



REESER, HARRY 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
160 acres 





POWERS, JACK 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
19 6 acres 



RICHARDS. JOHN H. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
15 acres 





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Rt. 2. Decatur 
240 acres 



RIFE, JOSEPH A. 
Boulder Acres 



Rt. 3 Decatur 

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REESER, HERBERT 
Rt. 2 



Oe c a tu r 

80 acres 



SAWYER, FRANK E. 
Rt. 2 



De c a tu r 
80 acres 



133 





SCOVILL MRS. G. 



Decatur 
200 acres 



SIBTOORP, FRED L. 
Rt. 2 



Decatur 
80 acres 





SCOVILL MRS. G. 
Rt. 120 



Decatur 
None 



SIBTOORP,, FRED 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
240 acres 





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SHAW, H. A. 
Rt. 3- 



Decatur 
10 acres 



SIBTOORP, W. J. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensbu rg 
180 acres 





anJTTER, L. w. 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
30 acres 



SIBTOORP, WILL C. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensbu rg 
187 acres 



134 




SMITO, LEWIS 
Rt. 2 



De c a tu r 
SO: acres 




STEIDNER, EVELYN 
Rt. 1 



Decatu r 
160 acres 




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STROH, HARRY 
Rt. 2 




STROH, MRS. HARRY 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
168 acres 



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Macon 
160 acres 




STOUT, C. E. 
Rt. 2 




Deca tu r 
80 acres 



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Rt. 2 



Macon 
140 acres 



SWEARINGER, SARAH 
Rt. 1 



De c a tu r 
80 acres 




THOMLEY, ROBERTC. 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 



135 





THOMPSON, JOHN 
Rt. 2 



Moweaqua 
SO acres 



TILLEY, A. P. 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
320 acres 





raOMPSON.RDY 
Rt. 2 



De c a tu r 
40 acres 




TILLEY ESTATE 
Howard Butt, Sr. 




Rt. 1, Decatur 
240 acres 




TTLLEY, A. P. 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 

160 acres 



TRAVER, WILLIAM G. Rt. 2, Decatur 

Wendell Malone, Tenant 48 yrs. 210 acres 




TILLEY, MRS. A. P. 
Rt. 1 



De c a tu r 
320 acres 




TBDUTMAN. C. S. (ESTATE) 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
61 acres 



136 





THOUBIAN, FRANK S. 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
160 acres 



WATXINS, JAMES F. 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
80 acres 





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Rt. 3 



Decatur 
188 acres 



WEAVER, ROY 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
200 acres 




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WALLER, GB3RGE 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
265 acres 



WELTMER, LELA 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
48 acr<».«! 





WAT KINS, G. L. 



Warrensburg 
92 acres 



WHEAT. LAWRENCE C. 
Rt. 2 



Decatur 
160 acres 



137 





WHEAT, LAWRENCE C. 
Rt. 2 



Decatur 
159 acres 



WILLETS, RALPH 
Rt. 3 



Uecatu r 
100 acres 





WHEAT, LAWRENCE C. 
Rt. 2 



Decatur 



WILSON, FRANQS 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
18 acres 




WI ELAND. IVAN F. 
Rt. 2 



Decatui 
7 3 acres 




WOODWARD, DR C. E. 





WILKER90N, D. F. 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
200 acres 



YOUNG, JOHN E. 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
53 acres 



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Named after John K. Warren, one-time mayor of Decatur and prom- 
inent Macon County land developer, Warrensburg, almost in the center 
of mini Township, was established soon after the Pekin, Lincoln & 
Decatur Railroad was built through the township. This road, of which 
John K. Warren was a director, is now the Peoria branch of the Illinois 
Central Railroad. 

After the first house was built in Warrensburg by John Ritchie, a 
mercantile store was erected by Samuel Ritchie. Some years later Samuel 
Ritchie and his wife founded a newspaper, the Warrensburg Times, and 
this they continued to publish until their deaths. It was later con- 
ducted by A. R. Finkenbinder. 

The first supervisor of Illini Township (the Indian word "Illini" 
means "men") was Henry Pickrell, who was afterwards to become a prom- 
inent breeder of blooded livestock. For some years he was president 
of the American Shorthorn Breeders' Association. In his later career 
he moved to Chicago. 



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ILLINI CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 
Established 1875 




DISBROW, WILLIAM Warrensburg 

Lakeview School 
Rt. 1 1 acre 





AUSTIN SCHOOL 



Rt.l, Warrensburg 




WARRENSBURG HIGH SCHOOL 
Warrensburg, Illinois 



ALBERT, CHRIS 

Farm & Garden Store 



Warrensburg 
Rt. 1 



143 





ALBERT, RUBY L. 
Rt. 1 



Warrens burg 
16 acres 



ABTOUR, CELIA HILDRETH 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
320 acres 







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Rt. 3 



Decat ur 
160 acres 



BATCHELDER, CHAS. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensbu rg 
160 acres 





ALSOP, RAVIVDND 
Rt. 8 



De c a tu r 
360 acres 



BATCHELDER, CHAS. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
100 acres 




ALi^UP, RAY'MOND 
Rt. 1 

144 



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BATCHELLER, CLIFFORD 
Rt. 1 



Warrensbu rg 
160 : acres 





BARaAY, oms 

Rt. 1 



Warrensbu rg 
B^ acres 




BATCHELDER, H. F. & 33N 
Rt. 1 



Warrensbu rg 
40 acres 




BATCHELDER, C S. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
160 acres 




BAUMAN, BETTHA 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
160 acres 




BATCHELDER, CLIFFORD 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
72 acres 




BATCHELDER, E.L. (ESTATE) Decatur 

Rt. 3 305 acres 



BIDDLE, BERTHA 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
147 acres 








BRINTLINGER (ESTATE) 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
160 acres 

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BRINTLINGER ESTATE 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
180 acres 




BRITUNGER, ESTATE 
Bt. 1 



Warrensburg 
180 acres 




BHDCK, LIZZIE 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
160 seres 




BPDWN, MRS. D. S. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
560 acres 




BROVm, H. B. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
160 acres 




BROWN, H. B. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
120 acres 




BROWN, HORACE 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
150 acres 





BPDWN, HORACE B. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 



146 




BROWN, JOHN A. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
80 acres 





BROWN, MILDRED, L. 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
160 acres 





BPDWN, MRS. J.E. 
Rt, 3 



De c a tu r 
160 acres 



BROWN, NATHAN J. 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
240 acres 





BROWN, KATHRYN S. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensbu rg 
100 acres 



BROWN, NELLIE 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
204 acres 




BROWN, MRS. 
Rt. 3 






De c a tu r 
160 acres 




BROWN, VONNA R. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
400 acres 

147 




BROWN, VONNA RITCHIE 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
160 acres 




CLEM. A. J. 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
160 acres 





BRUCE, CARL 
Rt. 



Warrensburg 
160 acres 



CLIPSTON, J.H. & FANNIE B. Warrensburg 
Rt. 1 120 acres 




CARDER, EARL 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
45 acres 





CONELY, EDITH Rt. 1, Warrensburg 

John F. Herron, Tenant 160 acres 




UlAMBKhLAlIN, MKTA 
Rt. 3 



Decatu r 
160 acres 



OJLP, WILMER E. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
120 acres 



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DAVIS, MRS. LUCY 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
80 aerea 



DRESBACH, MRS. CLARA A. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
80 acres 




MTRICH, ANNA 
Rt. 1 



Warrensbu rg 
80 acres 




ELLIOTT. HUBE 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
160 acre* 





DOWNING, MARY L. 

Rt. 1 



Latham 
240 acres 



ENGLAND, LEE 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 



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DRAGSTREM, HAROLD 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
160 acres 



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ENGLAND. LELAND 
Rt. 1 






ENGLAND ESTATE 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
240 acres 



FRIEND, E. W. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
160 acres 





ENGLAND, LELAND 
Rt. 1 



War rensburg 



FRIEUND, EZRA 
Rt. 3 



Uecatur 
80 acres 





EYMAN, JAMES & MARGARET 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
177 acres 



FUHRER, JOE 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
160 acres 





FLACH, LOIS 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
160 acres 



GAMBRILL, MRS. ROY 
Rt . ^ 



Decatur 



150 





GANES, VERA 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
180 acres 




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HANES, JACOB 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
160 acres 




OILMAN, CAROLINE 
Rt. 3 



Deca tur 
160 acres 



HARMON, ALVAE 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
80 acres 





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mm, GRACE 

Rt. 1 



HANaLTON, M.C. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
160 acres 




Warrensburg 
200 acres 



HASTINGS. H. E. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
120 acres 




HEFT, M. S. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
240 acres 



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HENDERSON, MR. & MRS. WILLIAM Decatur 
Rt. 3 164 acres 



HUMPHREY, KATIE 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
160 acres 




HOGAN, EVERETT 
Rt. 3 



Decatu r 
380 acres 





HUMPHRIES, ED «nd BEVERLY Decatur 

Rt. 3 80 acres 




lOLLAR, GRACE & RUTH 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
80 acres 



HURSH, JOE 
Rt. 3 



De c a tu r 
160 acres 




HUMfflBEY FARM 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
240 acres 







HUR91, JOE 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
160 acres 



152 




HURSH, LAURA 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
80 acres 




JOHNER, FRED 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
123 acres 





INGAM, GEORGE & 
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Rt. 1, Warrensburg 
160 acres 



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INGHAM, GEORGE 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
120 acres 



JOHNS, QDRWIN 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
200 acres 




JANVRIN, F. K. 
Rt. 1 



Wa rrens burg 





IRWIN, MRS. NIRA C. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
200 acres 



JANVRIN, F. K. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
1S9 acres 



153 




KANE, F. M. 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
320 acres 



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KEISTER, CLIFFORD L. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
160 acres 




KIICK, FREDERICK 
Rt. I 



Warrensbu rg 
120 acres 




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Rt. 3 



DeeatuT 
160 acres 




LEHN, JOHN P. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
13 acres 




LEHN, RUSSELL 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
240 acres 





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LEHN, HOWARD Rt. 1, Warrensburg 

Life-long resident Macon Co. 160 acres 



LYMAN, HOMER 
Rt. 1 



Ni antic 
80 acres 



154 




LYTLE, JOHN E. 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
200 acres 



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MAJOR, RALPH 
Rt. 3 



De c a tu r 
80 acres 




MARSHALL, JOHN E, 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
80 acres 






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Rt. 3 



Decatur 
160 acres 




McGUIRE, CHARLES R. 
Rt 1 



Warrensburg 
12 acres 




McGUIRE, GARTH 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
160 acres 




McGRATH, MRS. R. F. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
80 acres 




MOORE, P. E. 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
1 acre 



155 





NAUMAN. LOUIS 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
160 acres 



PAGE, MARGARET ANN 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg- 
160 acres 




NEAUMAN, ARNOLD 
Rt. 1 



Warrensbu rg 
80 acres 




PARISH, L. R. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
320 acres 





NOTTELMANN, EMMA B. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensbu rg 
160 acres 



PARKS, W. S. & Eva C. 
Rt. 3 



De c a tu r 
160 acres 





OSBORN, HARRY 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 



PEASE, MRS. FRANK 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
160 acres 



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PERISH, LEWIS 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
160 acres 




POWERS, ROBERT C. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
256 acres 



RDDGERS, FLOYD 
Rt. 2 



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Macon 
200 acres 




SHAW, JOHN W. (ESTATE) 

Rt. 1 140 acres 




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RANIM.E, FOSTER 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 

240 acres 



SHELLBARGER ANN 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
320 acres 




RAU, CLARENCE 0. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
160 acres 




SHELL ABARGER, MISS ANN 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
320 acres 



157 




STAHL, WALTEB D. 
Rt. 1 



Ni an ti c 
140 acres 




STONE, ROSS 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
80 : acres 







STREICH, JOHN F. 
Rt. 1 



STREICH, JOHN F. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
200 acres 




Warrensburg 
None 




STOOKEY, M.C. 



Decatur 
3 acres 





STREICH, JOHN F. 
Rt. 1 



Wa r r ensbur g 
275 acres 





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Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 



TAGGART, J. H. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
200 acres 



158 





THATCHER, EDWARD 
Rt. 3 



THATCHER, O.E. 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
240 acres 




Decatur 
96 acres 



VAUGHAN, EVERT 
Rt. 1 







VAPffl INKLE, LULA 
MUTZBERG, LELA 



Warrensbu rg 
200 acres 




Rt . 3 , Decatur 
167 acres 





TUCKER. 


MRS. 


J. 


T. 


Warrensburg 


\OELKER, 


VWLLIAM P. 


Latham 


Rt. 1 








320 acres 


Rt. 1 




100 acres 





TURNER, DOROTHY 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
200 acres 



WELLER, CARRIE 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
160 acres 



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WILKINS3N, HELEN S. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
160 acres 



TOWN OF HE MAN 
Pop. 2 



Suppliers of Satisfactory Merchandise 



since 1869 



Linn and Scruggs Company 

161 North Main Street Decatur 111. 



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LONG CREEK TOWNSHIP 

Long Creek 

Casner 




CASNER 

Some years after Peter Casner, a native of Pennsylvania, became 
one of the early settlers of Long Creek Township, he gave 80 acres of 
land to each of his five children, the gifts to become effective upon 
their reaching maturity. One of these was Lewis B. Casner, founder of 
the village of Casner. His farm lay north of the village. 

Although Casner was started in 1877, it was not officially platted 
until 1882. Lewis Casner built the first house there, and became first 
postmaster. He was assisted in laying out the village by the Rev. J. H. 
Crowder. The first church there, the United Brethren Church, was erected 
in 1876. The villages' s first physician was Dr. M. V. Lonergan. 

After living on his farm until 1891, Lewis B. Casner moved to 
Decatur, where for some years afterwards he was active in the banking 
field and in other business ventures. 



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The village of Long Creek, situated east of Decatnr on US 36, was 
at first a railroad stop for the surrounding farm area. Although a 
postoffice was established there as early as 1875, and a store was 
opened that same year by Kizer & Myers, it weis not until 1882 that the 
village of Long Creek was laid out formally. Today, it is in the center 

of a township with a population of 3,728 the largest of any Macon 

County township aside from Decatur Township. 

One of the best-known natives of Long Creek Township was the Rev. 
Nathan M. Baker, religious leader, astronomer and Macon County historian. 
He was born in the township in 1837 and spent most of his life there. 
His father, William D. Baker, was one of the first two settlers of Long 
Creek Township, arriving in 1829. The other was David Davis. Both men 
had married sisters. 

It was through this township that the old Decatur-Paris road was 
built in pioneer times. It followed roughly the route of present-day 
State 121. Several wayside inns in Long Creek Township served stage- 
coach passengers on this road in early days. 



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BERRY SCHOOL 
Rt. 1 



Oakl ey 
2 acres 




LONG CREEK METHODIST CHURCH 



Long Creek 



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Decatui 

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BEAR, A. LYNN 
Rt. 3 



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Decatur 
160 acres 



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ATCHISON, R.M. 
Rt. 7 



Decatur 
65 acres 




REALS, BRYAN J. 
Rt. 7 



Decatur 
5 acres 




ATTEBERRY, ALVA A. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
244 acres 




BEERY, ELDO 
Rt. 1 



Cerro Gordo 
175 acres 



BARTELS, HENRY 
Rt. 1 



BARNETT, GEORGE M. 
Rt. 5 



Decatur 
180 acres 




Decatur 
40 acres 



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BEERY, JESSE 
Rt. 1 







Cerro Gordo 
100 acres 



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BRITTON, MRS. ROXIE 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
240 acres 




BELL, MRS. HARRY 
Rt. 1 



BELL, MARVIN 
Rt. 1 



Oakl ey 
40 acres 




Oakley 
1 acre 





BURNS. MRS. GL\DYS 



Decatur 
40 acres 




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BUTZIEN, H. C. 
Rt. 6 



De c a tu r 
20 acres 




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BORK, AMEL E. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
80 acres 



BEERY, a, DO 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
17 5 acres 



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CARR, MRS. W. A. 
Rt. '7 



Decatu r 
120 acres 





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CLARK, ORAL 
Rt. 1 



De c a tu r 
160 acres 




CHAPMAN, B. E. 
Rt. 6 



Deca tur 
10 acres 



aAPKSON, C. R. 
Rt. 1 



Oakl ey 
60 acres 



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CHAPMAN, MR. E. B. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
460 acres 



CLAROON, E.G. 
Rt. 1 



Cerro Gordo 
120 . acres 



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CHRISTIANSCM, C. R. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
240 acres 




CLARKSON, E. 
Rt. 1 



Cerro Gordo 
1 acre 



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aXK, JANE IRVING 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 

200 acres 



GORMAN. LOUIS H. 
Rt. 7 



Ueca tur 
108 acres 




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COOK.L. W. 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
320 acres 



CLARK SON, LYNN 
Rt. 1 



Cerro Gordo 
160 acres 





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COOK, 'L. W. 
Rt. 7 



Decatu r 
15 acres 



CLESSON, MARION 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
160 acres 





COOK, L.W. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
200 acres 



COAY, HELEN 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
40 acres 



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GORMAN, 0. D. & MEL 
Rt. 1 



Lake City 
160 acres 




CROOK, GUY & EDNA 
Rt. 5 



Uecatur 
140 acres 




CORMAN, 0. D. 
Rt. 7 



160 acres 



MILLIKIN TRUST 
DALE, ALBERT 



Rt. 1, Oakley 
9 5 acres 



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CRAIG, ROY 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
B acres 




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DANIEL, T. . DANIEL, B. , Oakley 

STRANGE, L. , MARSHALL, L. 240 acres 




CRAY CRD FT, MRS. JENNY E. 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 
215 acres 



DERR, CHARLES E. 
Rt. 1 



Cerro Gordo 
160 acres 



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DISBPDW, E. B. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
135 acres 




DONOVAN, BEFNARD 
Rt. 1 



Cerro bordo 
254 acres 





DIVELEY, F. C. 
Rt. 7 



Decatur 
20 acres 



DRAKE, W. P. 
Rt. 8 



De c a tu r 
3 acres 





DONOVAN, BERNARD 



Cerro Gordo 
1 acre 



EARNIST, VERA R. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
200 acres 




DONOVAN, BEPNARD T. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
160 acres 







EATON, JAMES R. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
20 acres 



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EMERY, C. E. 
Rt. 



Decatur 
8 acres 




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Rt. 7 



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De c a tu r 
47 acres 




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Rt. 7 



Decatur 
1 acre 



FRAZEE, JOHN F. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
84 acres 





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SOUTH, EXCELSIOR 
Rt. 5 



Decatur 



FREITAG, ELMER G. 
Rt. 6 



Decatu r 
20 acres 




FIELDS, W. C. 
Rt. 7 



Decatur 
60 acres 




FULK, J. 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 
30 acres 



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RJLK, LEE 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 
120 acres 




GOOD, EMMET 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
5 + acres 




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GARD. FRANK 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 
100 acres 



GREEN, FRED M. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
80 acres 





GARDNER, FANNIE 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
12 acres 



GREENFIELD, MRS. A. W. & HARLEY Decatur 

Rt. 7 7 4 acres 





GOOD, EDWIN H. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
40 acres 



GRINESTAFF, T. E. 
Rt. 



Decatur 
3 acres 



173 




UKUfh, VIULA 

Rt. 1 



Oakley 
160 acres 




HILLMAN, CARL 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
80 acres 




GUSTIN, EARL 

Old log house remodeled 



Rt.7, Decatur 
100 acres 





HUMPHREY, VEK^ & HUTH 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
80 acres 




HtLMBAUtttit, II. r. J. 
Rt. 6 



uc 1. a V u r 

3Bii acres 



JONES, HUGH W. 
Rt. 7 



Oakley 
104.88/100 acres 





HICKS, HERBERT E. 
Rt. 5 



Decatur 
17 5 acres 



JORDAN, ROY C 
Rt. 77 



Decatur 

1 acre 



174 





KRALL, CATHERINE 
Rt. 1 



Cerro Gordo 




KIRK, R. L. 
Rt. 1 



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Oakley 
10 acres 



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KRALL, CATHARINE 
Rt. 1 



Ce r ro Go r do 
80 acres 



LAND, H\RRY B. 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 
20 acres 





KRALL, aARENCE 
Rt. 1 



Cerro Gordo 
80 acres 



LIKINS, CHARLES 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
340 acres 





KIRBY, TED C. 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 

20 acres 



MACY, C. A. 
Rt. 1 



Cerro Go rdo 
280 acres 



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MALOOM, JOHN M. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
80 acres 



MASTERSON, LILBERT L. 
Rt. 6 



Decatu r 
28 acres 





MANECKE, E. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
40 acres 



MAYBERRY, BILL 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
170 acres 





MANECKE, W. R. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
220: acres 



McaURE, LOUISE 
Rt. 1 



Cerr o Gordo 
160 acres 





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MARQUISS, ALLEN 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
18 acres 



McCOY, E. V. 
Rt. - 



Decatur ] 
5 acres 



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McCRARY, M. RAY 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
20 acres 



MERRIS. C, S. 
Rt. 7 



Decatur 
160 acres 





Md(EDWN ESTATE 
Rt. 3 



Decatur 
80 acres 



MILES, HELEN D. 
Rt. 1 



Cerro Gordo 
160 acres 





McLaughlin, pat 

Rt. 1 



Oakley 
160 acres 



MILLER. JOHN L. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
2 acres 




McVITTY, EL L. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
27 3 acres 




MILLER, WILFRED 
Rt. 5 



Decatur 
140 acres 



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MORR, LOLA (ESTATE) 
Rt. 1 



MUELLER, CLARIBELL 
Rt. 4 



Oakley 
120 acres 




Decs tu r 
180 acres 




MYERS, R. C. 
Rt. 1 



MYERS, R. C. 
Rt. 1 




Oakley 
160 acres 




Oakley 
160 acres 




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MUIRHEID, MAHLDA E. 
Rt. 5 



Decatur 
40 acres 




NIMH03(, MRS. PETER 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
10 acres 




MYERS, GERTOJDE 
Rt. 7 



Decatur 
113 acres 



NOTTINGHAM, WAYNE E. 



Decatu r 
21 acres 



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PARISH, L. R. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
320 acres 







PLANKENHORN, CLARK 
Rt. 1 



PERKINS, T.H. 
Rt. 7 



Decatur 
80 acres 




De c a tu r 
ID acres 



PATTERSON, VIRGIL T. 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 
32 acres 




POPPELE, OBREV 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
120 acres 




REDLICH, BILL 
Rt. 6 



Decatar 
Rex Parkinson, Tenant 




PICKETT, LEWIS 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 

2 acres 




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TREDLICHS, W.J. 
Rt. 6 



Deca tur 
7 50 acres 



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Rt. 1 



Oakley 
240 acres 



RICHIE, RUra 
Rt. 1 




Oakley 
120 acres 




REESE, MR. & MRS. OTTO 
Rt. 1 



Ce r ro Go r do 
110 acres 




RIlXiEY, DWIOIT 
Rt. 1 



Lake City 
40 acres 




REETER, W. W. 
Rt. 1 



Lake City 
400 acres 



RIDGLEY, RALPH 
Rt. 1 



Lake City 
400 acres 




RHOADES, LESLIE 
Rt. 7 



Decatur 
50 acres 




RIGDLEY, MRS. 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
160 acres 



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ROBERTS, RUTH 
Rt. 1 



RODDY, aARENCE R. 
Rt. 6 



Oakley 
12D acres 




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Decatur 
10 acres 




PIJCKER, JAMES L. 
Rt. 7 



RUCKER. PEARL M. 
Rr. 7 



Decatur 1 
170 acres 




Decatur 1 
19 acres 





RDUOIER, SAM 
Rt. 1 



Mo we a qua 
200 acres 



RUTHERFORD, RAY V. 
Rt. 7 



Decatur 1 
20 arrp Q 





RUBLE. MRS. & M. 

Rt. 7 



Deca tu r 
26 acres 



HUTHERF3RD, JAMES 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 1 
80 acres 



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SCHWITEK, CHARLES W. 
Rt. 7 



Decatur 
12i acres 







SMITH, EARL E. 
Rt. 6 



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Decatur 
60 acres 




SHEETS, MISS GRACE 
Rt. 7 



Deca tu r 
7C acres 



SPIRES.ROSCOEL. 
Rt. 7 



Decatur 
10 acres 





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Rt. 7 



Decatu r 
70 acres 



STOART, E. M. 
Rt. 7 



De c a tu r 
10 acres 




SHOEWAKE, EVA 
Rt. 7 



Decatur 
40 acres 




TATMAN. EVA 
Rt. 1 



Ce r ro Go r do 
110 acres 



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TAYLOR, JOHN H. 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 
35 acres 



TILTON, TIIED C. 
Rt. 1 



Lake Ci ty 
140 acres 




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Decatur 
160 acres 



TDLLADAY, MRS. 00 RA 
Rt. 5 



Decatur 
9 3 acres 








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Rt. 7 



Deca tur 
90 acres 



TOHILL, D. E. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
55 acres 




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Rt. 7 



Decatur 
456 acres 



TRUEBLOOD ED 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
17 acres 



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Oakley 
160 acres 



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Rt. 7 



Uecatur 
!4 acre 




VEECH, ANNA 
Rt. 1 




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Oakley 
69 acres 




VEECH, ROBERT 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
140 acres 




VEECH, CARL 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
140 acres 




VEECH, STATION 
Rt. 7 



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Decatur 
40 acres 




VEECH. LLOYD 
Rt. 7 



Deca tur 
350 acres 



VOGEL, CHARLES 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
23 acres 



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WALKER. FRANK C. 
Rt. 6 



Decatu r 
28 acres 



WEBB, W. A. 
Rt. 1 



Lake City 
169 acres 





WALLACE, MRS. JESSIE 



Lake City 


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Decatu r 


80 acres 


Rt. 3 






5 acres 




WALLACE, JESSIE M. Rt. 1, Oakley 

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Rt. 1 



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Lake City 
210 acres 




WATKINS, W. E. 
Rt. 7 



Decatur 
4 acres 






WRIGHIHOUSE, THEODORE 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
120 acres 



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YAKEL, MIRAH M. 
Rt. 1 




Oakl ey 
120 acres 



YODER, A. J. 
Rt. 7 



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Decatur 
96 acres 




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MAROA TOWNSHIP 
Maroa 



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FERTILIZER — FARM CHEMICALS 

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MACON COUNTY, ILL. 



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MAROA 

At the northern edge of Macon County, on IIS 51 I Bloomington- Decatur 
road), lies Maroa, principeil town of Maroa Township. It (and the town- 
ship), according to local tradition, derived their curious names from a 
handful of letters of the alphabet pulled out of a hat by several Illi- 
nois Central Railroad officials a procedure used frequently in those 

days by road officiaLLs. 

Soon after the Illinois Central Railroad was built through the 
township in 1854, a station was erected, given the name "Maroa, " and 
John Crocker was installed as first station agent. He also was the 
village's first postmaster, first banker, and first lumber and grain 
merchant. The village of Maroa was incorporated as a town in 1889. 
Today, it has a population of 1,100. 

The first settler of the township was James Pettyjohn, who came in 
1839. In 1855 there arrived Garrett J. Schenck and he built the first 
house on the site of the town of Maroa. Later he used his house as a 
store. Then he enlarged it into a hotel and cadled it the Schenck House. 
It stood on the site now occupied by the Presbyterian Church. 



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FIRST METHODIST CHDKCH 
First church dedicated I86fi 
Present church dedicated 1913 



Maroa 

R. C. Norton, Minister 

Rev. D. C. Ellinwood 




FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF MAROA Maroa 

Church founded 1859 Pastor Dean Abecuroth 

First sermon ever preached at Maroa was by Rev. Mr. Iftiison 



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MAROA GRADE SCHOOL 



Maroa 




MAROA HIGH SCHOOL 
W. D. Keyes, Supt. 



Maroa 
Built in 1931 




MAflOA HIGH SCHOOL 
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RIDGE CEMETERY Ma roe 

Operated by City of Maroa 



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ADAMS, DICK 
Rt. 2 



Maro a 
240 acres 




AREHART, GEORGE J. 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
80 acres 





BENNETT, ROY 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
200 acres 




BRADEN, C. R. 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
120 acres 




AUSTIN, GEO. A. 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
182 acres 



BRADEN, ERNEST 
Rt. 1 



Maro a 
80 acres 




AUSTIN, GEORGE A. 



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Maroa 
120 acres 




BRADEN, E. R. 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 

140 acres 



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BRADE.N, EDWIN R 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
158 acres 



CRABTREE, ELUA, A. 
Rt. 1 



Dec* tur 
200 acrea 





BRADEN, RICHARD 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
80 acres 



CUNNINGHAM, liW. & MRS. JOHN J. Oreana 

Rt. 1 80 acres 




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BRELSPDARD. ELMER 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
160 acres 



DAVIS FARM 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
320 acres 




BURKS, MRS. E. 
Rt. 1 



Marc a 

80 acres 




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DEALEY, O.K. 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
81 acres 



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DEWHIRST, MBS. D. M. 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 

320 acres 





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Rt. 1 



Maroa 
320 acres 




ENNIS, GEORGE 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
17 5 acres 




ENNIS, GEORGE 
Rt. 2 



Maro a 
240 acres 




ENNIS, GEORGE H. 
Rt. 2 



ENNIS, GEORGE H. 
Rt. 2 



ENNIS, GEORGE H. 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
320 acres 




Maroa 
320 acres 




Maroa 
640 acr^a 




FANCHER, EVA 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
160 acres 



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FOULKE, EDWARD 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
80 acres 




FRIIS, CHRIS & aARENCE 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
80 acres 




GALL. MRS. SHEFMAN 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
80 acres 




GRAY, ESSA 
Rt. 2 



GRAY, HOWARD, E. 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
133 acres 



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Rt. 2 



Maroe 
219 acre: 




GLOSSER, RUTH & 
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Rt. 2, Maroa 
138 acres 



GROVES. H. 0. 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
120 acres 

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HANES, BERNICE 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
200 : acres 





HASTINGS, WALT EH K. 
Rt. 1 



MaroE 
120 acres 




HANES, ELTOOD 
Rt. 1 



De c a tu r 
1 acre 



HEISEL, EDWIN 
Rt. 2 



80 acres 





HANES, ELWOOD 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
159 acres 



HEIL, WILLIAM 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
80 acres 




HANKS, DRUSCILA Rt. 1, Marof 

Opr. byBertBiven, Reg. Shorthorn Breeder. 160 a 




HEIL. WILLIAM 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
160 acres 



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HOFFMAN, MR. & MRS JOHN, Jr. Maroa 

Rt. 2 160 acres 



JONES, HERBERT 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
160 acres 






HUNT, G. L. 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
93 acres 



KAISER, EARL & LOUIS 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
160 acres 





WIKOFF, J. E. (ESTATE) 
Rt. 1 



Maro a 
120 acres 



KARBAN, R. E. & MARGUERITE E. Maroa 

Rt. 1 96 acres 




JOHNS, EUGEIVIA 
Rt. W 



Maroa 
640 acres 




KAUFMAN, C W. 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
120 acres 



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KELLER, EDWARD H. 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
245 acres 



LAZSELL, MEL. E. 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
80 acres 




KELLEY, L. V. 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
5 acres 



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Rt. 2 



Maroa 
■ 93 acres 





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Maroa 


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Rt. 1 






120 acres 


Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
121 acres 




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Rt. 1 



Maroa 
160 acres 



LEHN, WAGGONER 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
312 acres 



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LEIMBACH, WILLIAM H. 
Del ward Leimbach- Tenant 



Rt. 1, Maroa 
200 acres 



LIENHART, G.G. Rt.l, Decatur 

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Rt. 2 



Maroa 
160 acres 



LIENlUm, G. b. 
Rt. 2 



Decatur 
60 acres 





LIENHART, A. L. 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
80 acres 



LIHVHART, A. L. & 
ORA WHITE 



Rt. 2, Maroa 
80 acres 




LIEi<ii>uiT, MBS. 
Rt. 1 



Marc a 
130 acres 




LIKIINS, CHARLES 
Rt. 2 



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Maroa 
336 acres 

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LIMING, M. L. 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
80 acres 



LYMAN, HOWARD F. 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
160 acres 




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Maroa 
118 acres 



MALONE, H. 
Rt. 2 



Marc a 
iO acres 





LONG, GEO. V. 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
120 acres 



MARSH, CHARLES 
Rt. 1 



Maro a 
80 acres 





LONG, ORA 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
80 acres 



McGLIRE, W. C. 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
40 acres 



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McNEIL, GEORGE 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
160 acres 




MILLIKIN TRUST 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
120 acres 





METTLER, LOTTIE 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
260 acres 



MILNES, W.D. 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
160 acres 





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Rt. 2 



Maroa 

200 acres 



MYERS. MAUDE, MRS. 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
240 acres 





MILLER, JOHN H. 



M a ro a 
20 4 acres 



OTTA, ELMER 
Rt. 1 



MacOD 
72 acres 



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Rt. 2 



Decatur 
55 acres 



PARKER, JOHN L. 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
160 acres 




FARTHER, ROY 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
80 acres 




PARKER, MRS. LULU 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
160 acres 





PENSE, CARL D. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
150 acres 



PARKER, LULU M. 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
160 acres 





PERSINGER, 


LEONA H. 


Decatur 


PARKER, MRS. 


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Maroa 


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200 acres 



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Maroa 


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120 acres 




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Rt. 1 



Oreana 
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Rt. 1 



Maroa 
80 acres 





PHIEFFER, W. R 
Rt. 1 



Decatu r 
80 acres 



REED, HAROLD 



Maroa 
3 acres 





PRATHER, ROY 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
80 acres 



REESER, RICHARD E. 
Rt. 1 



Mar GB 
120 acres 



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Rt. 2 



Maroa 
80 acres 



ROGERS, LEW C. 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
240 acres 




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Rt. 2 



Maroa 
160 acres 



ROGERS, LOUIS E. 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
160 aeres 




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Rt. 1 



Maroa 
80 acres 



ROSE, ALMA. E. 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
60 acres 




ROGERS, CLAUDE R. 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
92 acres 




SHADE, LEWIS 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
160 acres 



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SHADE, LEWIS W. Rt. 1, Decatur 

E. James & wf. life- long res. 160 acres 







SPENCER, HENRY D. 
Rt. 2 



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334 acres 




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Rt. 1 



SHOEMAKER, GENEVRA 







SMITH, BEN 
Rt. 1 



De c a tu r 
240 acres 




Maroa 
123 acres 




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Argenta 
80 acres 



SPRECKEL MEYER, VASHTI G. 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
80 acres 




STAFFORD, FLORENCE B. 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
160 acres 




STEIN. GEORGE W. SR. 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
162 acren 

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Rt. 1 



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Rt. 2 




Warrensburg 
160 acres 



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80 acres 



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Rt. 1, Maroa 
400 acres 




STOUTENBOROUGH, E. L. 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
1 58 acres 





STOUTENBORDUOl, A. J. 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
81 acres 



STOUTENBOROUGH, FRANK B. 
Rt. 1 



Marc a 
240 acres 




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Maroa 
160 acres 



STOUT ENBOROUffl, GEORGE 
Rt. 2 



Marc a 
160 acres 



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STOUTENBOroUGH, GEORGE H. 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
240 acres 




STOUTENBOROUGH, H. E. 
Rt. 1 



Maro a 
160 acres 




STOUTENBOROUGH, HAROLD Maroa 

Rt. 1 80 acres 




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Rt. 1 



Maroa 

350 acres 



STREIGHT, FRAN 
Rt. 1 



Argen ta 
320 acres 




TOZER, FANNIE B. 
Rt. 1 



Maro a 
80 acres 



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Rt. 1 



Macon 
160 acres 




WALBRIDGE, EDNA 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
160 acres 

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W/LLACE, FLOSSIE & LEWETTA Maroa 

pt;_ 1 160 acres 



WALLER, GEORGE 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
240 acres 





WALLBRIDGE, LUTHER 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
160 acres 



WARNER, JOHN C. 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
160 acres 




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Rt. 2 



Maroa 
160 acres 



WARNER, JOHN 
Rt. 1 



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WALLER, GEORGE 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
265 acres 



WEBER, ALBERT G. (ESTATE) 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 



208 





WEBER, ALBERT G. (ESTATE) Maroa 
Rt. 2 265 acres 




WIDICK, R. A. 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
80 acres 




WEHNER, LELAH 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
130 acres 



WIESE, A. E. 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
148 acres 




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WEILEPP, CARL N. 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
160 acres 




WELDEN, GODDINA 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
176 acres 




WIKOFF, FORREST 
Rt. 1 



WIKOFF, J.O. 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
160 acres 




Macon 
96 acres 



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WIKOFF, V. H. 
Rt. 1 



Maro a 
160 acres 




WIKOFF, WILLIAM A. (ESTATE) Maroa 

Rt. 1 160 acres 




WIKOFF, VIRGIL L. 
Rt. 1 



Maroa 
150 acres 



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MILAM TOW^SHIP 

Although Milam Township is the Smaillest in Macon County and has 
no villages, towns or railroads, yet it is a region of fertile, pros- 
perous farms and industrious, friendly folk. It has a population of 
286. When a name was being sought for the township, J. B. Gleason, 
early settler and first supervisor, looked about, and, on seeing the 
many Milam apple trees growing in the locality, suggested that it be 
called "Milam. " This name was adopted. 

It was not until after the Civil War that many settlers came to 
live in Milam Township. The first to dwell in the township, however, 
were James Greenfield and his son, Jesse, both of whom arrived in 1851. 
A school was built in 1866 and given the najne of Harmony; the first 
teacher here was Samuel Gregory. 

Recorded as the first child born in the township was Franklin 
Cloud, grandson of Joel Cloud, a settler of 1857. Milam Township was 
the last township set up in Macon County, it having been detached from 
Mt. Zion Township in 1869. 



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ALLSPACH, DALE 
Rt. 1 



Rt. 1, Dal ton City 
120 acres 



BERING, HORACE 
Rt. 1 



Dal ton Ci ty 
165 acres 




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Rt. 1 



Macon 
180 acres 



BOTTRELL, MARGARET 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
160 acres 




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Rt. 1 



Dalton City 
200 acres 



BROWN, EDWIN 0. 
Rt. 1 



Dalton City 
240 acres 



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Rt. 1 



Macon 
160 acres 



BUM STEAD, JOHN 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
160 acres 



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Rt. 1 



Dalton City 
180 acres 



CARR, JOHN A. 
Rt. 1 



Dalton City 
234 acres 





BUMSTEAD, JOHN 
Rt. 1 



Dalton City 
220 acres 



CARR, WALTER A. 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
160 acres 





CAMIC, CURTIS B. Rt. 2, HBethany 

Breeder of Reg. Pol led Herf ords 160 acres 



OOLE, DONALD 
Rt. 1 



Dalton City 
160 acres 










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CARLYLE, CHARLES 
Rt. 1 



^ Macon 
160 acre-. 



COLE, JOE N. 
Rt. 1 



Dalton City 
240 acres 






COLE, KEIVNETH 
Rt. 1 



Dal ton Ci ty 
260 acres 



EKISS, W. S. Rt. 1, Dalton City 

Breeder of Reg. Ab. Angus 170 acres 





DAVIDSON, CHARLES K. 
Rt. 1 



Dalton City 
240 acres 



PIERCE, E. C. 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
160 ! acres 




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Floyd Spanhook, Resident 1 acre 



ERNST, ED 
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Decatur 
10 3 acres 





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Rt. 2 



Bethany 
160 acres 



EWING, LENA 
Rt. 1 



Dalton City 
240 acres 



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Rt. 2 



Maroa 
640 acres 



FREELAND, IRVING J. 
Rt. 1 



Dal ton City 
240 acres 




FREELAND, BERTHA 
Rt. 1 



Dalton City 
240 acres 



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Rt. 1 



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Dalton City 
160 acres 




FREELAND, ELLA 
Rt. 1 



Dal ton Ci ty 




FREELAND, EWING Rt. 1, Dalton City 

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Rt. 1 



Dal ton Ci ty 
160 acres 




FUNK. MRS. EDWINA E. 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
240 acres 



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Moweaqua 
160 acres 



HISERMAN, J. 
Rt. 1 



Dalton City 
80 acres 






HARRIS, WILL 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
160 acres 



WAITE, ETHEL & DOPDTYH 
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80 acres 








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Macon 
200 acres 



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Be thany 
91 acres 





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HERBERT, ORIN L. 
Rt. 1 



Dalton City 
215 acres 



McCALEB ESTATE Dalton City 

Rtil-Everett Cullison, Tenant 197 acres 



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McGAUGHY. GLADYS 
Rt. 1 



Dal ton Ci ty 
240 acres 



MONTGOMERY, HARRY 
Rt. 1 



Dal ton Ci ty 
160 acres 









McNEAL, ETTA M. 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
162 acre* 



MGORE.W. I. 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
172 acres 





MELLERSH, MRS. CARRIE 
Rt. 1 



Dal ton City 
19 5 acres 



MOORE, W. I. 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
102 acres 




MILLS, ANDREW H. 
Rt. 1 



Dal ton Ci ty 
243 acres 



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BLAKE, NOLAND 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
160 acres 



SANNER, ARTHUR and T.Q. (Joint) Moweaqua 
Rt. 2 295 acres 





NOLAND, BLAKE 
Rt.. 1 



Macon 
320 acres 



SCAGGS, VIRGIL 
Rt. 1 



Dal ton Ci ty 
160 acres 





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RENERD, HOWARD E. 
Rt. 1 



Dal ton City 
63 acres 



SHADDOCK, PAUL 
Rt. 2 



Moweaqua 
88 acres 




RIGSBY, JESS (ESTATE) 
Rt. 1 



Dal ton Ci ty 
70 acres 




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Rt. 2 



Bethany 
160 acres 



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SHELTON, WILLIAM D. 
Rt. 2 



Bethany 
160 acres 




THOMPSON, FRANK J. 
Rt. 1 



Dal ton Ci ty 
213 acres 




»liTH, GDLDA D. Rt. 1, Dal ton City 

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Rt. 1, Dal ton Ci ty 
160 acres 




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Macon 
80 acres 



STEVENSON, ELEANOR 
Rt. 1 



Dal ton City 
160 acres 




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Rt. 1 



Macon 
120 acres 




WILSON, DEAN M. 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
160 acres 



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WISE, BURT 0. 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
160 acres 





WISE, EDGAR B. 
Rt. 2 



Moweaqua 
240 acres 




TODLUMS, G. A. 
Rt. 1 



Dal ton Ci ty 
240 acres 



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Mt. Zion 

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HERVEY CITY 

At the junction of the Illinois Central and Pennsylvania railroads, 
in Mt. Zion Township, lies Hervey City. It is also on Illinois 121. The 
town was named after Robert G. Hervey, who helped to build, and after- 
wards became president of, the Paris & Decatur Railroad, now part of 
the Pennsylvania System. 

Not far from Hervey City may be found one of the outstanding scenic 
attractions of Illinois. This is Spitler Woods State Park, a 200-acre 
tract of "the forest primeval" maintained by the state of Illinois. It 
contains picnic facilities, a shelter house, and many winding paths 
among the ancient trees of the area. This woodland tract was donated 
to the state by the late Ida B. Spitler, and her name was given to it. 



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ZION 



At an early day, the town of Mt. Zion was renowned in central 
Illinois as the seat of Mt. Zion Male and Female Academy, afterwards 
changed to Mt. Zion Academy. The institution was founded in 1856, and 
its two-story brick building remained in use as a school until 1904. In 
that year it was torn down and a new public school erected on its site. 

One of Mt. Zion's most distinguished native sons is William R. 
McGaughey, president of the Millikin National Bank of Decatur. At one 
time he was president of the Illinois Bankers' Association. Another 
well known native son was William Wheeler, Jr., who in his time served 
as sheriff, assessor eind collector of Macon County. 

It was in Mt. Zion Township that the first church building in Macon 
County was built. This was the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, erected 
in 1830. It stood on the site of the present church. Mt. Zion was in- 
corporated as a village in 1882. Today, it has a population of 438, 
while that of the township is 1, 396. 



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Mt. Zion 
9 acres 




BAKEP, HUBERT W. 
Rt. 1 



Dal ton Ci ty 
120 acres 




ADCOCK, RALPH 
Rt. 1 



Lake City 
120 acres 




BAGGETT, W. C. 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 
6 acres 




BAKER, HUBERT W. 
Rt. 1 



Dal ton City 
480 acres 



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5 acres 



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Edward Gordon, Tenant 200 acres 



BROIUGHTON, RUSSEL 
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Macon 
40 acres 




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2 acres 




BROUGHTON, RUSSELL 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 
225 acres 




BRITTON, PAUL H. 
Rt. 1 



Mt. Zion 
108 acres 




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265 acres 




BROMLEY, WALLIS 
Rt. 1 



Dalton City 
325 acres 




C(»(NLLEY, LEWIS E. 



Lake City 
192 acres 



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COOMBE, CLARENCE 
Rt. 1 



Dalton City 
244 acres 




COOMBE, CLARENCE Rt. 1, Dalton City 
Walter Britton, Tenant 250 acres 




ELLIS, JOHN W. 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 
67 acres 




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Decatur 
75 acres 



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Lake City 
200 acres 




EVEY, SAMUEL 
Rt. 6 



Rt. 6, Decatur 
160 acres 




DRAKE, STELLA MAY & LirfflER 
Rt. 6 



De c a t u r 
3 acres 




FALCONER, LESTER W. 
Rt. 6 



Decatu r 
44 acres 



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FARRELL. P. C. 



Lake City 
120 acres 



nrZGERALD, JENNIE 
Rt. 1 



Lake City 
412 acres 





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Rt. 1 



Lake City 
3 86 acres 



FLETCHER. M. R 
Rt. 1 



Dal ton City 
200 acres 






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Lake City 
216 acres 



FLETCHER, R. V. 



Mt. Zion 
160 acres 





FATHEUER, WALTER 
Rt. 1 



Lake City 
436 acres 



GOODWIN, aVDE 
Rt. 7 



Decatur 

21 acres 



230 





GRABB, ELMER 
Rt. 1 



Lake City 
80 acres 




GREENFIELD, ARCHIE Rt. 1, Dal ton City 

Life-long res. Macon Co. 40 acres 



HALL, ROBERT 
Rt. 6 



HAWKINS, B. 
Rt. 2 



Decatu r 
1 acre 




Macon 
80 acres 




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GREENFIELD, JOHN R. Rt. 1, Greenfield 
Born on Farm 1889 160 acres 



HEINZ, WILLIAM 
Rt. 1 



Dalton City 
240 acres 




GRIFniH, OOLMAN R. 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 
12 acres 




HENERY, MRS. RHJDA 



Mt. Zion 
44 acres 



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Rt. 1 



Dal ton Ci ty 
360 acres 



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Lake City 
110 acres 




HENRY RHODA 
Rt. 1 



Dal ton City 
160 acres 




HODGE, WILLIS 



Lake City 
160 acres 




HENRY, RHODA S. 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 
210 acres 




HOGAN, CHARLES W. 
Rt. 1 



Dal ton- Ci ty 
160 acres 





HENRY, ROBERT B. Rt. 1, Dal ton City 

Featuring Hampshire Hogs 244 acres 



HOGAN, WALTER W. Rt. 1, Dal ton City 

In family over century 200 a^foo 



232 




HUBER, LESLIE 



Lake City 
184 acres 




KARL. HERMAN 
Rt. 1 



Dal ton Ci ty 
85 acres 




KARL, JOHN 
Rt. 6 




KARL, OTTO F. 
Rt. 6 



De c a tu r 
140 acres 




KARCH, TOBERT 
Rt. 7 



Decatur 
% acre 







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KINSER, LEWIS & KENNETH K. 



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Lake City 
120 acres 




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Decatur 


MILLIKIN TRUST 00. 


Rt. 1, 


Dal ton City 


160 acres 


KRAFT WAM .. 




■"^IS acres 




KREIG, JOSEPH 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 
178 acres 



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KHJSE, LESTER L. 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 
120 acres 



LEHMAN, HOMER 
Rt. 7 



Decatur 
80 acres 





KRUSE. LESTER L. 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 
120 acres 



LILLY, H.E. 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 
160 acres 





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LANE, BEATRICE 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
104 acres 




LUPTON, CHESS 



Lake City 
360 acres 





LEHMAN, H. F. 
Rt. 7 



Decatur 
40 acres 



MARSH, OSCAR J. 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 
4 acres 



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MARHN, HOMOR 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 


McGAUGHEY. 


D. 


S. 


Lake City 


200 acres 








214 acres 




MAYES, EDITH G. 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 
144 acres 




McMILLIN, R. C. 
Rt. 1 



Warrensburg 
320 acres 




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McCDY, HUBERT 
Rt. 6 



Decatu r 
5 7 acres 



MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY Lake City 

Sunny Valley Farm, Thurman Springman 200 acres 




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McDonald, a. f. 



Lake City 
220 acres 



MUELLER ESTATE 
Rt. 1 



L ak e Ci ty 
254 acres 



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HILL FAfW NO. 5 Decatur 

Myers, Martin J. Jr. Tenant 365 acres 



PURCELL, E. A. 



Lake City 
200 acres 





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NEECE, DR. I.H. 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 
165 acres 



PURCELL, E. A. 
Rt. 



Lake City 
480 acres 



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PHILLPS, MINNIE 
Rt. 1 



Lake City 
208 acres 



REETER, ERR3L 
Rt. 1 



Lake City 
120 acres 





PRICE, PASO) 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 
3 acres 



RIDGLEY, H. F. and H. FORREST Oakley 

Rt. 1 189 acre* 



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RIDGLEY.R. W. 
Rt. 6 



De c a tu r 
160 acres 



HUraERFDRD, J. H. 
Rt. 1 



Dal ton City 
157 acres 




ROWE, MRS. CASS 
Rt. 6 



324 acres 




■ "i^iiitnrumj, JAMES 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 
80 acres 




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Hopewell Fam-Ponies & Herefords 454acres 



SCOTT, ALEX B. 
Rt. 1 



Dal ton Ci ty 
410 acres 





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HUTOERFORD, J. H. 

Rt. 1 



Dal ton Ci ty 
^ acre 



SCOVILL, ROSE W. ' 
MAHANNAH, C. W. 



Lake City 
304 a^crea 



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SHAW, S. 0. 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 
10 acres 




STANLEY, CARL 



Lake City 
80 acres 




SMALLWOOD, GUY (owier) Rt.l .Dal ton City 
Fred Hylaad, Tenaat 360 acres 




STEVANS, VIDA U. 
Rt. 1 



Dal ton City 
120 acres 





311 TH. DELOSS 

Res. County 42 years 



Rt. 1, Dal ton ci ty 
350 acres 



STOCKS, ERPDL L. 
Rt. 1 



Dal ton City 





SMITH, SIDNEY M. 
Rt. 1 



Dal ton City 
326 acres 



STONER, MR. THOMAS C. 
Rt. 1 



Dalton City 
160 acres 



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STRR, SELLA 
Rt. 1 



Lake City 
135 acrea 



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TRAUGHBER, JUDD Rt. 6, Decatur 

In Traughber Family 125 yeara. 160 acrea 




THORTON, MRS. KATHERINE Dalton City 

Rt. 1, Frank Stull, Tenant 240 acrea 




TRAUGHBER, JUDD 



Rt.6, Decatur 



In family 125 yrs. Purch. 1829 200 acres 





■nOMPSON, VEST H. 



Mt. Zion 
10 acres 



TUCKER, CLARA B. 
Rt. 1 



Lake City 
104 acres 





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TRUSNER, HOLMER 
Rt. 1 



Dalton City 
120 acrea 



TUCKER. JOHN H. 
Rt. 1 



Lake City 
10 4 acres 



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WEI EWER, M. B. 
Rt. 1 



Dal ton Ci ty 
80 acres 




WEIDNER, M. B. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
120 acres 




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WEIDNER, M. B. 
»t. 1 



Dal ton City 
300 acres 





WHEELER, MRS. BETTY 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 
''8 acres 




WHITE, DAVID L. 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 
6 acres 







PATIDN ESTATE 
WELLS, CHESTER T. 



Rt. 1, Dal ton City 
280 acres 



JOM S. MILIS 



Route 1 



Macon, III. 



SCOTCH SHDRTHDM CATTLE 



240 



NIANTIC TOWNSHIP 
Niantic 



241 




MANTIC 

Soon after the Great Western Railroad was built through Niantic 
Township in 1854, three early settlers, Thomas Lewis, George B. Richard- 
son and Calvin J. Lockhart, purchased twenty acres of land alongside 
the new railroad and laid out a town on the tract, naming it Prairie 
City. But the railroad station still bore its original name of Long 
Point, so-called after a little settlement about two miles south of 
present Niantic. 

Then, when Calvin Lockhart became postmaster, the community at the 
railroad station began to be known as Lockhart. As a result confusion 
developed, and eventually the citizens voted for the name "Niantic, " 
this having been suggested by a settler who came from Connecticut, 
where once lived the Niantic tribe of Indians. 



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ST. ANN CATHOLIC CHURCH (Mission Church) 

Msgr. T. F. McGrath Asst. Father Campbell 

22 families in Parish 




LONG POINT CEMETERY Niantic 

Rt. 1 5 acres 

Long Point Church of Christ, 1856 
Represents 500 families Dingman, Donor 




WESTFIELD SCHOOL, Unit 6 



Niantic 



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ACOM, MRS. MARY 
Rt. 1 



Ni anti c 
1 acre 




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Homestead Since 1851 



Rt. 1, Niantic 
'400 acres 




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ACDM, MARY 
Rt. 1 



Ni an ti c 
56 acres 



BABB, LLOYD 
Rt. 1 



Ni antic 
24 acres 





ACOM, MRS. MARY 
Rt. 1 



Ni anti c 
160 acres 



BALDRIDGE, MRS. CHAL 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
160 acres 





AODM, MRS. MARY 
Rt. I 



Ni antic 
200 acres 



BALL, ORVILLE 
Rt. 1 



Ni antic 
80 acres 



244 





BANTON, HUSTON J. 
Rt. I 



Ni antic 
116 acras 



BLAIR, JOHN THOS. 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
200 acres 




BECK, ARTHUR 
Rt. 1 



Ni an ti c 
80 acres 



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BRIDGEWATER, J. B. 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
80 acres 





BUCKBURN. D. (ESTATE) 
Rt.- 1 



Niantic 
)0 acres 



BROCK, LACY E. 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
90 acres 





BLAIR, JOHN THOS. Rt. , Niantic 

Lifetine Resident of Macon County. 160 acres 



BBOCK, 0. E. 
Rt. 1 



Ni an ti c 
17 acres 



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Rt. 1 



Niantic 


COPENBARGER, 


BEN 


Niantic 


200 acres 


Rt. 1 




160 acres 





BRUCE, H. B. 
Rt. 1 



Ni antic 
80 acres 



CORRELL, W. Rt. 1, Niantic 

Res. sinr 19 40: Hobby- flowers 130 acres 





BRUCE, H. 0. 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 


DAILY. 


wM. 


H. 


( ESTATE) 


Ni antic 


331 acres 


Rt. 1 








240 acres 





CAUDLE, HUGH J. 
Rt. 1 



Ni antic 
39/i acres 



DAMERY, DARREL 
Rt. 8 



De ca tur 
80 acres 



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DINGMAN, IRENE 
Lived here since 1907 



Rt.' 1, Niantic 
40 acres 



DRAGSTREM. H. E. 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
360 acres 




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DINGMAN, JOHN 
Ht. 1 



Ni antic 
140 acres 




DRAKE. C. 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
100 acres 





DIPPER, WALTER 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
167 acres 



DUNN, CARL A. 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
120 acres 




LDWNING, MARY L. 
Rt. 1 




200 acres 



EATON, EDGAR 
Rt. 1 



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Ni an ti c 

80 acres 



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ERVIN, BLANCHE 
John Errin, Opr. 



Rt. 1, Niantic 
133S acres 




GIDEL, H.C. 
Rt. 1 



Ni anti c 
80 acres 




FINSON, MERLE 
Rt. .1 



Ni antic 
80 acres 



GOLLINGS, FRANK 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 





FORD, ETHEL W. 



Ni an ti c 
80 acres 



GOLLINGS, MARIE 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
400 acres 







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FRANKLIN ' )( ESTATE) 
Rt. 1 



Ni antic 
125 acres 



GORDY. ROLLA & GENEVIEVE Niantic 

ESTATE - Rt. 1 140 acres 



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HALL, CLIKWKU Bt.4, Decatur 

^ec. Memorial Day Peonies 10 acres 



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Resident 21 years. 



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Rt. 1, Niantic 
80 acres 




HAWK, MRS. EDI TO 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
20 acres 




HIMSTEDT, CECIL Rt. 1, Niantic 

West Spring Town School 1 acre 




HAWKINS, FANNY 
Rt. 1 



Ni an ti c 
200 acres 



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HIMSTEDT, JOHN 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
160 acres 




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HIMSTED, CECIL 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
120 acres 



HIMSTEDT, S. E. 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
120 acres 



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HOBSON, CHARLES 
Rt. 1 



Ni antic 
120 acres 




JACOBSEN, GEORGE 
Rt. 1 



Niant ic 
15^ acres 





HULLINGER, FRED D. 
Rt. 1 



Ni antic 
33 acres 



JACOBSEN, GEORGE E. 
Rt. 1 



Nian t ic 
180 acres 




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HULLINGER, ROSS L. 
Rt. 1 



Nianti c 
40 acres 



JARUIS, E. P. (ESTATE) 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
240 acres 




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JACKSON, CHARLES 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
80 acres 



J0HNS3N, MRS. GRACE 
Rt. 1 



Ni an ti c 
180 acres 



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STAHL, WALTER D. & JULIA 
Rt. 1 



Ni an ti c 
159 acres 



LEEPER, A. F. (ESTATE) Niantic 

Rt. 1 - Aubrey Branel, Tenant 80 acres 





KNAP, TOM 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
240 acres 



LOFTUS, GUS 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
80 acres 





KOONCE, CLARENCE 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 



LOFIUS, MRS. JOE 
Rt. 1 



I lliopol is 
80 acres 





LAHNERS, DR. THOS. 
Rt. 1 



Ni antic 
440 acres 



LYMAN, HOMER 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
120 acres 

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LYMAN, HOMER 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
200 acres 



McGEE BROS. 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
80 acres 





MADDOX, CHARLES 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
86 acres 



MILLER. HELEN 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
80 acres 






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MARSHALL, J. W. 
Rt. 1 



Ni an ti c 



MILLIGAN, KEITH 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
7 acres 




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MAXWELL, BESSIE 
Rt. 1 



111 iopoli s 
80 acres 



MOONEY, MRS. JENNIE Rt. 1, Niantic 

Hugh J.Moore & Family, Tenants 100 acres 



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MOONEY, MATfflEW 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
79 acres 




MOORE, ROBERT J. Rt.l. Niantic 

Howard Hartvix. Tenant 120 acres 




MOORE, D. L. 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
263 acres 





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Chas. Moore, Farm Opr. 122 acres 





MOORE, J.C. 
Rt. 1 



Ni an ti c 
180 acres 



MOORE. WM. J. 
Rt. I 



Niantic 
240 acres 





MOORE, RAY 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
160 acres 



PARKS, J. A. 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
300 acres 



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PARKS, S. A. 
Rt. 1 



Nian tic 
160 acres 



PRITCHETT, CHARLES W. 
Rt. 1 



Miantic 
160 acres 





PETERS, ALTA 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
80 acre* 



RAGER, DORIS 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
320 acres 



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PETERS, RAYMOND 
Rt. 



Niantic 
80 acres 



REAR, FANNIE and LOLA 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
39 acres 





PRITCHETT, CARL 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
80 acres 



REYNOLDS, LEWIS 
Rt. 1 



Ni an ti c 
18 5 acres 



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ROBERTS, CHARLES R. 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
240 acres 



SHOUP, W. E. 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
291 acres 





ROBERTS & HARBERGER FARM 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
158 acres 



STAHL, CEQL 
Rt. 1 



Ni antic 
90 acres 





ROYCE, C. T. 
Rt. 1 



Ni anti c 
397 acres 



STAHL, W.D. Rt.l, Niantic 

Mr. & Mrs. L.C. Stahl, Tenants 7 yrs. 160 ac*es 




SCHERER, WALTER 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
80 acres 




STAHL, JAKE E. 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
240 acres 



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STAHL, WALTER D. 
Herman Stahl, Tenant 



Rt. 1, Niantic 
160 acres 



TIMMONS, THOS. H. 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
160 acres 




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SUTHERLAND, MRS. HEF.EN E. Illiopolis 

Rt. 1 160 acres 




TIMMONS, WM. 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
80 acres 





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SWANSON, SAMUEL 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
20C acres 



ULRICH, CHARLES 
Rt. 1 



Ni an ti c 
520 acres 



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Rt. 1 



Niantic 
80 acres 



WADDELL, E. E. 
Rt. 1 



Ni an ti c 
160 acres 



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Rt. 1 



Niantic 
2 1 acres 



WILCOX. CORA Rt. 1, Niantic 

Lacy E. Brock, Tenant 23 yrs. 380 acres 





WILCOX MRS. CORA 
Rt. 1 



Ni an ti c 
154 acres 



WILCOX, CORA 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
400 acres 




WILCOX, CORA 
Rt. 1 



Ni an ti c 
20 5 acres 




WRIGHT, SHELBY T. 
Rt. 1 



Ni an ti c 
80 acres 



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Rt. 1 



Ni anti c 
230 acres 



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OAKLEY TOWNSHIP 

Oakley 

Sangamon 



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OAKLEY 

When William Rea, son of an early township settler, laid out the 
village of Oakley in 1856, he built the first house in that community. 
It is believed that the name Oakley, afterwards given to the township, 
came from a grove of oaks in which a pioneer postoffice had been estab- 
lished. Another version is that an old settler named it after a town 
in Ohio. 

Soon after Oakley was established, Simon P. Nickey opened a mer- 
cantile store. Then, in 1859, he was appointed station agent at Oakley 
for the Great Western Railroad, now part of the Wabash System. He after- 
wards became, successively, an assessor, collector, school director, 
postmaster, and, from 1873 to 1877, superintendent of schools for Macon 
County, 

Situated on a state highway, as well as on the Wabash System, Oak- 
ley has long been an important shipping point for grain farmers of the 
region. The population of Oakley Township today is 1,047. In 1940 it 
was 779. 



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SANGAMOIN 

Another village in Oakley Township is Sa^ngamon. Just west of it 
flows the legended Sangamon River. The first general store in Sangamon 
was opened in 1857 by William Harmon and Benjamin Wheeler. Appointed 
as first postmaster was Silas Campbell. He also operated a cooper shop. 
In 1867 a blacksmith shop was established by J. B. Spangler. 

First settlers of Oakley Township were James Howell and his son, 
William. They arrived in the spring of 1825, before Macon County was 
organized. A life-long resident of the township was Andrew J. Veech, 
who was born there in 1836. The population of Oakley Township today 
is 1,047. 



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OAKLEY CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
Rev. James W. Simmons 




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GERMAN BAPTIST CHURCH 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
1 acre 



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CBOSS CEMETERY 



Oakley Twp. 



WEST FRANTZ CEMETARY 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 





O'NEAL, W. C. Rt. 1, Oakley 

Neal s Market and Residence 3 acres 



GRAIN AND FEED, CASTNER 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
% acres 





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ALBIN, ORPHA 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
1 20 acres 



ANDREWS, DICK 
Rt. 5 



Decatur 
7 acres 




ANDREWS, DICK 
Rt. 5 



Deca tu r 
5 acres 





ANDREWS, RUSSELL E. 

Rt. 1 



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Oakley 
4/i acres 



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ATCHISON, WILLIAM 
Rt. I 



Oakley 
88 acres 




BABB, L. L. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
40 acres 




BAKER, CHARLES E. 
Rt. 



Oakley 




BAKER, LOUIS 
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Oakley 
70 acres 




BAKER, NORA 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
240 acres 





BONO, BARGER 



BARNETT, CLEVE 
Rt. 1 



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BEERS, FRANK 
Rt. 1 



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Oakley 
37 acres 




Oakley 
120 acres 




Oakley 
83 acres 





BEEBY, FRANaS 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
40 acres 



BOB TON, F. L. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
76 acres 





BLICKENSTAFF, DAVID J. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
207 acres 



BOWEN, KATHERINE 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
80 acrea 





ELICKENSTAFF, NOAH Rt. 1, Oakley 

Prospect Farm- res. since 18 56 132 acres 



BROOKS, ALBERT 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
52 acres 






BOEW, MRS. M. E. 



Cerro Gordo 
40 acres 



BROWN, OSCAR E. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
1 acre 



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BRUNNER, WILLIAM 



Oakley 
40 acres 



CHAPMAN, J. R. 
Rt. 1 



Oakl ey 
160 acres 





BUCKINGHAM SISTERS 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
100 acres 



aiAVOS, HbLEN, 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
18 acres 





CABLE, A. J. 
Rt. 1 



Oakl ey 
20 acres 



CHISTiaON, R. E. 



Oakley 
13 acres 



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Rt. 1 



Oakley 
120 acres 



CHRISTISON, C. R. 
Harry Nickey, Tenant 



Rt. 1, Oakley 
315 acres 



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CORRELL.FETHCER 
Rt. 1 



Ni anti c 
80 acres 




DOBSON, L. L. 
Rt. 1 



Oak 1 ey 
80 acres 




CBIPE, WALTER J. 
Rt. 1 



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Oakley 

8 acres 





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TODDEK, ADOLPH 
Rt. 1 



Oakl ey 
24 acres 




DANNER. T. R. 
Rt. 7 



DEWITT. L. V. 
Rt. 7 



De c a tu r 
20 acres 




Decatu r 
27 acres 



DCNAVAN, VERNON 
Rt. 1 



DUGAN, HAPDLD L. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
160 acres 




Oakley 
42 acres 

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DUNAVON, J. F. 
Rt. 1 



Ni antic 
152 acres 



EKISS, D. B. 
Rt. 1 



Oakl ey 
120 acres 




EADES, GEORGE 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
165 acres 




EY, PAULINE 
Rt. 1 



Ni anti c 
210 acres 





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EADS, J. K. 
Rt. 1 



EADS. JOHN K. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
90 acres 




Oakley 
80 acres 



FALRATH, D. B. 
Rt. 1 



FERGUSON, W. R. 
Rt. 1 



Cerro Gordo 
520 acres 




Ce r ro Go r do 



268 





FERGUSON, W. R. 
Rt. 1 



Cerro Gordo 
160 acres 



FBANTZ, MRS. MIRANDA 
Rt. 1 



Cerro Gordo 
10 acres 





FLUME, HARRY 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
1 20 acres 



FULK, MRS. m. 
Rt. 1 



Cerro Gordo 
100 acres 





FOLRATH, D. B. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
.500 acres 



FULK, V*M. 
Rt. 1 



Cerro Gordo 
125 acres 





FOSTER, WAYNE 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
80 acres 



CAREER, GED. 
Rt. 1 



Oakl ey 
158 acres 



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GARBER, GEO. A. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
160 acres 



GROVES, CHARLES 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
582 acres 



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GLATZ, DAVID 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
58 acres 



HARPDUFF, W. T. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
50 acres 






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GREEK BERG, IKE 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
20 5 acres 



HAWS, CLEVELAND 
Rt. 1 



Oakley, 
354 acres 





GREIDER, F. C. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
160 acres 



HAWKINS, HARVEY <i CLARA 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
80 acres 



270 




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HAYES, MABEL 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
227 acres 



HELPHINSHNE. MRS. JOHN 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
280 acres 




HAYNES, E. C. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
20 5 acres 




HENRICKS, D. M. 
Rt. 1 



Ce r ro Go r do 
120 acres 





HECKMA.N, REV. W. T. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
211 acres 



HILLCREST FARM 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
140 acres 






HELM, FRAVK 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
50 acres 



HISER, M. E. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
160 acres 



271 



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HISER, SIMON 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 




HUFFDRD, WALTER 
Rt. 1 



Cerro Gordo 
73 acres 




HIS90NG, DANIEL 
Rt. 1 



Cerro Gordo 
10 6 acres 



JE.MKINS, ELMER 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
i8 acres 





HUFF, EDWIN 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
240 acres 



JENKINS, W. A. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
120. acres 





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HUFF SISTERS 

Fred Tip sword, Mgr. 26 years 



Oakley 
330 acres 




KRALL, JOHN 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
80 acres 



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KRALL, JOHN 0. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
122 acres 




KREIG, JOSEPH 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
80 acres 




LIKENS. S. A. Oakley 

Rt. 1 125 acres 

George W. Sheets, Tenant 28 yrs. Co. 77 




LUTES, MILTON 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
40 acres 



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RUNS, E. E. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
1J4 acres 



MacDONALD, SARAH 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
150 acres 





LAHNER, DR. TOOS 
Rt. 1 



Ni antic 
180 acres 



MATTESON, EARL 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
80 acres 



273 





McCLURE, MAE 
Residence since 1884 



Rt. 1, Oakley 
89!4 acres 



METZGER, RALPH 
Rt. 1 



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Oakley 



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McDonald, dor a 

Rt. 1 



Oakley 
50 acres 




MILLER, ' ODRA 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
80 acres 






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McDonald, edwin w. 

Rt. 1 



Oakl ey 
80 acres 



miller, VERNON 
Rt. 1 



Cerro Gordo 
80 acres 







McVITTY, E. L. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
100 acres 



MILLER, WILFORD 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
160 acres 



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Oakley 
86 acres 



NICKEY, C. 0. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
1 acre 




MIZE, HERMAN 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
40 acres 




NICKEY, HERSCHEL 
Nickey Farms since 18 48 



Rt. 1, Oakley 
80 acres 





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MOEFIELD, JOHN 
Rt. 5 



De c a tu r 
8 acres 








.VICKEY, HERSCHEL 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
80 acres 







MURRAY, WILLIAM H. Rt.l, Oakley 

Mr.& Mrs. W.H. Brown, Tenants 207 acres 



NICKEY, KENNETH & DAVID 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
17 2 acres 



275 




NOLAN, HENERY 
Rt. 1 



Oakl ey 
160 acres 





REPLOGLE, LEE PDY 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
30 acres 




OLDWEILER, JOHN G. 
Rt. 2 






Decatur 
160 acres 





HDOS, ELMER & FLORENCE 
Rt. 1 



Chestnut 
80 acres 




PATRICK, RUSSELL 
Rt. 1 



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POWELL, FRANK 
276 



Oakley 
7 acres 




Oakley 
3 acres 



RUCH, ALBERT 
Rt. 1 




Oakley 
17 5 acres 



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SALLE, HOWARD 
Rt. 5 



Decatur 
5 acres 



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SEITZ, LEON D. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
6 acres 





SHAMBAUGH, MAUDE V. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
230 acres 




SHAMBAUGH, ANDREW P. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
60 acres 




SHAMBAUGH, MAUDE V. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
230 acres 




Stt)BE, E. E. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 

10 acres 



SHEETS, MILLIE 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
40 acres 





SHAFER, FREDRICK 
Rt. 5 



Decatur 
2 acres 



SHRIVER, ROY 
Rt. 1 



Oakl ey 
160 acres 



277 







SHAMBAUGH, T.J. & Son 
Rt. 1 



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Oakley 
500 acres 








SNOKE, HERBERT 
Rt. 1 




Oakl ey 
1 acre 



SHAMBAUGH, T.J. 
Rt. 1 




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Oakley 




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STALDER, NOAH 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
70 acres 




SIEVERS, RAY M. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 


STARE, 


MR. 


& MRS. 


HARRY 


Oakley 


acres 


Rt. 1 








65 acres 




SMITH, HARRY 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
45 acres 



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STARE, RAYMOND 
Rt. 1 



Oakl ey 
140 acres 



278 




SULWER, GEORGE 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
33 acres 



TM.LEY, GUY 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
1 acre 





TRUMMEL, EDWIN 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
80 acres 



VAN roNGEN, CREA 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
209: acres 




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TRUMMEL, FRED 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
80 acres 



VAN DONGEN, CREA 



Oakley 
310 acres 




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WABASH TRUST CORP. 
Rt. 5 



Oakley 
5 acres 



VEECH, GAINES R 
Rt. 5 



Decatur 
247 acres 



279 





VEECH, OTIS 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
1 acre 



WAGNER, HAPDLD 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
70 acres 





VEECH, OTIS Rt. 1, Oakley 

Res. since 1898- 5th cous. A.Lincoln 80 a 



WAGNER, W. H. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 





WAFFLARD, WILSON 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 

100 acres 



WAG^ER, W. H. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
260 acres 




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WAOVER, DAVID 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 

80 acres 



WALDERS, Wm 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
75 acres 



280 





WHEELER, L.V. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
253 acres 



ZIMMERMAN, 0. K. 



Oak ley 
28 acres 




WELLS, MAUDE, 
Rt. 1 



Oakl ey 
80 acres 




WHEELER, R. C. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
160 acres 




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WHEELER, L. V. 
Rt. 1 



Oakl ey 
250 acres 




WHITTLE, JHON 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
165 acres 



281 



282 



PLEASANT VIEW TOWNSHIP 
Blue Mound 



283 




BLUE MOUND 

At the southwest corner of Macon County, on State 48, lies the 
village of Blue Mound, principal community of Pleasant View Township. 
It is also on the Wabash Railroad, The population of Blue Mound is 
886, while that of the township is 1,375. 

When, in 1861, an early settler, Willieim Cummings, built a house 
for himself and family in the west central portion of the township, 
it is doubtful if he knew that a village would be built around his 
dwelling in the not too distant future. It was in 1870 that the village 
of Blue Mound was laid out on a tract around the Cummings abode. 

That same year, the firm of 0. Ullrich 8 Brothers moved a store to 
the new village from a point about one mile north. Also a postoffice 
was established, and the first postmaster was William Clements. Then 
ceime a hotel, opened by A. H. Eicholtz, and a mill and elevator, built 
by Henry Kain and Edward Eicholtz. An early resident of Pleasant View 
Township was Robert Warnick, son of Macon County's first sheriff and 
a friend of Abe Lincoln. 



284 





ABEL, ROSE B. 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
80 acres 






ALLEN, ALBERT 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 

234 acres 





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ALBERS, GEORGE Sr. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
80 acres 



ASHBURN, MERVIL J. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
80 acres 





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ALBERS, GEORGE 0. 

Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
80 acres 



AUSHN, MRS. ANNA F. 
Rt. 1 



Bl u e Mo u n d 
80 acres 





ALLEN, ALBERT 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
80 acres 



BAProRD, CHARLES F. 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
80 acres 



285 





BAUGHMAN, HERSHEL G. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
200 acres 



BECKETT, DONALD E. 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
31 acres 



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BAUGHMAN, SOPHIA 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
184 acres 



BECKETT, J. RALPH 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
120 acres 





BEAN, C. DISMOND 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
20 acres 



BECKETT, J. M. 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
160 acres 



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BEAN, ROBERT R. 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
160 acres 



H.ACK, MRS. WILLI 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
118 acres 



286 




BLUE, ISAAC 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
80: acres 




CAPMICHEL, BLON 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
96 acres 




BOTTBELL, MARGARET A. 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
160 acres 




CHAPMAN, JOHN D. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
120 acres 




BRAMEL, 


MRS. 


ALBERTA 


Blue Mound 


CHRI STI SON, 


MRS. 


EDNA 


Blue Mound 


Rt. 2 






52 acres 


Rt. 1 






160 acres 





BUCHTER, 


ETTA B. 


Blue Mound 


COFFIN, 


CEQL E. 


Blue Mound 


Rt. 1 




160 acres 


Rt. 1 




2 acres 



287 





COLLI NS. GEORGE W. 
Rt. 1 



Moweaqua 
110 acres 




CRAWFORD, IDA 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
122 acres 




COTTLE, NyOMI G. 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
131 acres 



CROW, EARL 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
80 acres 





CRANMER, WALTER B. 
Rt. 1 



Bl u e Mound 
73 acres 




CROW, MAUDE I. 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
127 acres 




CRAWFDRD, AVNA 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
120 acres 



CURREY.MRS. DOROTHY 
Rt. 1 



Blue Moun 
210 acre 



288 



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DAMERY, CARL H. 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
140 acres 



DIAL, POLL 
Rt. 1 



Macoi 
160 acres 





DAMERY, MRS. JOHN L. 
Rt. 1 



Bl u e Mo u n d 
160 acres 



DRAGSTRUM, MRS. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
1 60 acres 





DAY, R. A. 
Rt. 1 



M oreaqua 



EAIO.N, DR. L. M. 
Rt. 1 



Moweaqua 
160 acres 




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Rt. 1 



Moweaqua 
320 acres 



ELDER, DONALD 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
20 acres 



289 




nCXES, PDY T. 
Rt. 1 




Macon 
160 acres 



03 m NET, J. EVERETT 
Gt. 1 



Bl u e M ou n d 
160 acres 





FINLAYSON, R. R. 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
80 acres 



QOFFINET, J. EVERETT 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
160 acres 





R)RDEN, BYPDN 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
240 acres 



GOLTRA, EVA L. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
160 acres 





GDFFINET J. EVERETT 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
80 acres 



GORDEN, EARL L. 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
160 acres 



290 





GORDBV, LEE E. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
120 acres 



GRANT, MRS. MARY 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
160 acres 




GORDEN, LEE E. 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
120 acres 




HALL, ARTHUR 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
320 acres 





GORDEN, L. WAYNE 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
19 3 acres 



HARBARGER, ELODA 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 




GRISW3LD, HARRY 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
118 acres 




HARrWIG, CHARLES UKAN 

Rt. 7 



blue Mound 
5 acres 



291 



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HARTWIG, H. F. 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
80 acres 




HOPPE, CARL J. 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
240 acres 




HASHNGS. FRED M. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
17 acres 



HOPPE, aiFRDRD L. 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
200 acres 




HENDRIX. MRS. MARY FRAN a S 
Rt. 1 



Mo we a qu a 
320 acres 




HIMSTEDT, JOHN 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
78 acres 




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HOPPE, STELLA 
Rt. 1 




Macon 
160 acres 




JACK, MRS. C. 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
19 3 acres 



292 



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JACDBS. N. 0. 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
161 acres 



KELLER, A.H. 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
160 acres 





JOSTES, WILLIAM 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
160 acres 



KELLER, E. H. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
254 acres 





JOSTES, WILLIE 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
80 acres 



KING, EDITH 
Rt. 4 



De c a tu r 
75 acres 




JOSTES, WILLIE 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
240 acres 




KOELMEL, MARY 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
80 acres 



293 




KREHER, CHARLES F. 
Rt. 1 



Biie Mound 
12D . acres 




MOFFETT, IRA G. 
Rt. 2 




Blue Mound 
250 acres 




MAXHEIMER, CARL J. 
Rt. 1 



M owe a qua 
160 acres 




MOSS, EMMA M. 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
80 acres 




McCLURE, A. W. 
Rt. 1 



McCLURE, ELOISE 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
160 acres 




Blue Mound 
160 acres 



MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
110 acres 




MUIFHEID, GEORGE B. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
80 acres 



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NELSON, ROLLIE H. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
2 acres 




NOLAND, CHARLES F. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
72 acres 




NICHOLLS. a AIRE V. 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
80 acres 




NOLAND, THOMAS B. 
Rt. 1 



Moweaqua 
96 acres 





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NICHOLLS, CLAIRE V. 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
120 acres 



PRESCOTT, JOHN 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
3 acres 




NICHXLS. DALE 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
118 acres 



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Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
80 acres 



295 





REIS, FRANK E. 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
40 acres 



SANDERS, ARTHUR M. 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
40 5 acres 





RICE, ETHEL M. 
Bt. 2 



Blue Mound 
120 acres 



SANDERS, ARTHUR M. 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
40 5 acres 





BITTER, JOHN a 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
80 acres 



SALISBURY, CARL A. 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
100 acres 





HDTHTUS, MRS. W. J. 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
83 acres 



SCAGGS, CALVIN 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
200 acres 



296 





SCKOWSKA, PAUL J. 
Rt. 1 



Bl u e Mo u a d 
80 acres 



SNIDER, ROY V. 
Rt. 1 



Moweaqua 
180 acres 





SOOTT, MRS. MARGARET J. 
Rt. 2 



STUMBAUTO, MRS. EDITH 
Rt. 2 



Moweaqua 
80 acres 




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Rt. 1 



Macon 
80 acres 



TRAUGHBER. ELMER J. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
170 acres 





SMITH, LOUIS 0. 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
40 acres 



TRIMBLE. EDGAR 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
160 acres 



297 





WALKER, RALPH 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
80 acres 



WETZEL, RHEEM E. 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
80 acres 




WARD, MRS. ZELLA 
Rt. 1 



Macon 

160 acres 




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Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
28 5 acres 




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WAYNE, W. G. 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
200 acres 



WILLETT, JAMES G. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
297 acres 





WEISKOTIEN, 


MARY ALICE C 


Moweaqua 


WILLETT, JAMES G. 


Blue Mound 


Rt. 1 




80 acres 


Rt. 2 


297 acres 



298 




WILLETT, JAMES G. 
Rt. 2 



Bl u e Mo u n d 
297 acres 




WHITE. RICHARD 
Rt. 2 



Mo we a qua 

7 5 acres 





WILLIAMS, R. S. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
80 acres 



YOUNG, HAROLD V. 
Rt. 1 



Blue Mound 
80 acres 






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Blue Mound Grain Co. 



Blue Mound 



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Rt. 2, Macon 
160 acres 





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WISE, TDM E. 
Rt. 1 



Moweaqua 
80 acres 



299 



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SOUTH MACON TOWNSHIP 

Macon City 



301 




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MACO^ CITY 

At Macon City is located the Eastern Star Sanitarium, an institu- 
tion maintained by the Order of the Eastern Star of Illinois. The city 
is situated on the Illinois Central System ajid on US 51. It has a popu- 
lation of 942. The population of South Macon Township is 1,533. 

Laid out by the Illinois Central Railroad in 1856, Macon City was 
incorporated as a village in 1868 and as a city in 1879. For some years 
after laying out the community, the Illinois Central maintained a land 
office at Macon City, and it was through this office that many early 
settlers of the township acquired their farms. 

A pioneer auctioneer of South Macon Township was David P. 
Keller, who afterwards was elected to the state legislator for several 
terms. Subsequently, he entered the banking field and became one of the 
founders of the Macon County Mutual Fire Insurance Company. 



302 




METHODIST CHURCH-ZION CHAPEL 



Macon 




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Rev. ThcMBas Connolly 



Macon 



303 




SANNER CHAPEL 

Rt. 1 (Organized 1876) 



Macon 
Rev. Clifford D. Smith 





MACON HIGH SCHOOL 



Macon 



EXCELSIOR-NORTH SCHOOL 



Macon County 




RENaiAW SCHOOL 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
1 acre 




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MACON GRADE SCHOOL 



Macon 



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MACON CEMETERY 



Macon 



MACON ACRES NURSING HOME 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
2 5 acres 





EASTERN STAR SANITARIUM 
Mrs. Martha LiTingston, Supt. 



Macon 



SPEEDWAY 



Macon 





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MACON LUMBER & HARDWARE CO. 



Macon 



MACON GRAIN CO. 



Macon 



305 




ARTHUR, MILDRED 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
80 acres 




BLACK, ROBERT 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
160 acres 




ASCHAUER, MRS. C. T. 
Rt. 2 



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Macon 
17 5 acres 



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BLAOC, ROBERT 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
90 acres 




ASdNS, WILLIAN & ELNICE 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
12 acres 




BERRY, T. D. 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
120 acres 



BORT, JOE W. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
114 acres 




BROOKS, B. S. (ESTATE) 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
160 acres 



306 





BROOKS, B. S. (ESTATE) 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
160 acres 



CARR, JOHN A. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
80 acres 




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BROWN, MRS. LOUISE 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
160 acres 



CARB, SETH 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
400 acres 





BYARD, ANNA 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
92 acres 



CARROLL, DELL 



Macon 





BYARD. MRS. NORA 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
87 acres 



CASEY, EVA DAVIS 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
240 acres 



307 





CASEY, MRS. EVA DAVIS 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
240 acres 



CDFBIAN, MRS. G. C. 
Ralph Toralinson, Mgr. 



Rt. 1, Macon 
110 acres 





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Rt. 2 



Macon 
160 acres 




COOMBS ESTATE 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
320 acres 




CASEY ESTATE 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
17 3 acres 




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Rt. 1 



Macon 
160 acres 




CLIPSTON, JOE 
Rt. 2 



Moweaqua 
195 acres 



OJSSINS, J. C. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
240 acres 



308 




DAMERY, EARL 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
160 acres 




DUNN, PAUL F. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
IDO acres 





DAVIS, LENA H. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
160 acres 



ELLIS, L. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
1 acre 




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Rt. 1 



Macon 
225 acres 



ENGLAND, C. E. 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
280 acres 




DRESBACK, TOTT D. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
160 acres 





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Rt. 1, Macon 
240 acres 



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GABRIEL, CBCAR T. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
80 acres 




HAAGE, MRS. LENA 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
80 acres 




GABRIEL, OSCAR J. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
160 acres 



HEDGES, DELLA A. 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
160 acres 





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Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
200 acres 



HEDGES, HOY J. 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
80 acres 





GILES, ELMO S. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
160 acres 



CLAIRE, HERBERT 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
80 acres 



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MIGHT, RAYMOND R 
Rt. 2 



Mo we a qua 
80 acres 



I YENS, A. R. 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
80 acres 



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Rt. 2 



Macon 
115 acres 



KELLER, E. H. 



120 acres 




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Rt. 2 



Macon 
80 acres 



KELLER, E.H. 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
17 3 acres 





HOPKINS, EARL T. 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
92 acres 



KING, VERNA 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
80 acres 



311 




KIRBY, LYLE 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
80 acres 




LINDLEY, MRS. ETHEL N. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
1 20 acres 





KOSSIECK, FRED 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
105 acres 



LIVINGSTON, HARRY 
Rt. 3 



Mo we a qua 
80 acres 





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LAWRENCE, JOHN 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
1 38 acres 



Macon 
20 5 acres 



LOWE, WAYNE R. 
Rt. 1 



LUSTER, EARL 
Rt. 2 



Mo we a qua 
3 acres 




Macon 

320 acres 



312 




MATHIAS. B. 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
20 acres 




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Rt. 1 



Macon 
80 acres 




MARTIN, R. N. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
240 acres 



MEIS, MRS. VIRGINIA 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
200 acres 





MATHIAS, WILLIAM R. 



Macon 
28 acres 




MILNES, JOHN S. 

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Rt. 1, Macon 
158 acres 



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Rt. 2 



M owe a qua 
120 acres 



MOORE, MRS. HAZEL 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
240 acres 



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Rt. 1 



De c a tu r 
160 acres 



PHILLIPS, ROY 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
80 acres 









NABER, OTTO L. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
80 acres 



PHILLIPS, ROY 
Rt. 1 



Ue c a tu r 
80 acres 





ODELL, CARROLL 
Rt. 2 



Mo we a qu a 

160 acres 



PHILLIPS. MRS. ROY 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 
10 5 acres 





PEBERNAT, MAY 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
80 acres 



PHILLIPS, ROY 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
280 acres 



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PRICE. E. L. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
145 acres 



RICHARDS, ORVILLE 
Rt, I 



Macon 
240 acres 





RENFTO. VIRGIL 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
10 acres 



RILEY, DAVID 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
300 acres 





RICHARDS, ORVILLE 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
80 acres 



RUSSELL, C. F. 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
80 acres 





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Macon 


Rt. 1 




17 7 acres 


Rt. 1 








163 acres 



315 





SADLER, EAPL 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
80 acres 



aiiREY, chak.es 



Macon 
40 acres 




SaBELY, C. B. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
200 acres 




STICH, MRS. BESS 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
160 acres 




SCDTT, CARPDL 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
IZ) acres 



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Rt. 1 



Macon 
145 acres 





311 REY. BRYCE 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
100 acres 



STITCH, RUE T. 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
80 acres 



316 





STOMBAUffl, EDWARD 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
40 acres 



TANKERSLEY, MRS. MATILDA 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
80 acres 





STOMBAUGH, R. W. 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
118 acres 



TAYLOR, C. E. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
40 acres 





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STOMBAUGH, R. W. 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
180 acres 



TAYLOR, C E. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
40 acres 




STDTT, T. A. 
Rt. 1 



Macon 





TAYLOR, C. E. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
160 acres 

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Rt. 1 






TIMMONS, FRANK 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
140 acres 




Macon 
160 acres 



TOMLINSON, T. W. 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
240 acres 




TOW SON , FRED 
Rt. 1 



Macon 

160 acres 





TIMMCNS, LETA G. 
Rt. 2 



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Macon 
160 acres 




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Rt. 2 







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Macon 
160 acres 




TOMLINSON, J. B. 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
160 acres 



TRYDN, OWEN 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
80 acres 



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TRYDN, OWEN 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
100 : acres 



TOUNG, ALICE 




Auburn Ci ty 
200 acres 




VANGUNDY, E. H. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
320 acres 



WIEGAND, FRED 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
40 acres 





VAN PRAAG, ALEX, JR. 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
240 acres 



WILES, MRS. MINNIE 
Rt. 1 



Macon 

65 acres 



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Rt. 2 



Macon 
134 acres 



WISE, CHARLES F. 
Rt. 2 



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80 acres 




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Macon 
160 acres 



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SOUTH WHEATLAND TOWNSHIP 

Elwin 



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ELWIN 

At first called Wheatland, the town of Elwin, principal community 
of South Wheatland Tovraship, received its present appellation from a 
combination of the names of its two founders, Messrs. Elwood and' Martin. 
It was laid out soon after the completion of the Illinois Central Rail- 
road in 1854. In addition to being on that road, Elwin is on US 51. 

First elevator in the town was built by C. E. Connard. One of his 
sons, George S. Connard, became a well known Decatur banker, having 
served at first with the Decatur National Bank and later as cashier 
with the Citizens' National Bank. A life-long resiident of the township 
was Hiram Ward, son of one of the founders of the pioneer Ward's Settle- 
ment. He was first president of the Macon County Old Settlers Associa- 
tion. 

Most prominent native son of South Wheatlaad Township was John G. 
Imboden, a renowned cattle breeder. He was at one time president of the 
Illinois Livestock Breeders' Association. The first settler of the 
township was William Downing, who here built the first permanent home 
in Macon County. He sold his cabin in 1824 to John Ward, and this be- 
came the center of the later Ward Settlement. 



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BANCRDFT, N. IRE\E 
Rt. 1 



Moweaqu a 
80 acres 




CARTER, H. MYRLE 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
20 acres 




BARR. CARL 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 


SUSAN 


CHILDS ESTATE 


Macon 


6 acres 


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288 acres 



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Rt. 4 



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Decatur 
10 acres 




BROWN, CHARLES 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
180 acres 




CHRISTOPHER, H. F. 
Rt. 4 



CLAUSEN, .MRS. MAUDE 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
20 acres 



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50 acres 



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CLAUSEN, S. A. 
Rt. 4 



Deca tu r 
30 acres 



QDRNTOWAITE, MAYE 
Rt. 6 



De c a tu r 
1 59 acres 





COCHRAN, SHELBY H. 
Rt. 6 



De c a tu r 
17 acres 



C(»NTHWAITE, MAYE 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
160 acres 





COLLINS. EILEEN T. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
160 acres 



COTTLE, raJTO 
Rt. 2 



Rlue Mound 
200 acres 





CORNTHWAITE, MINNIE 0. 
Rt. 6 



Deca tur 
129 acres 



CRAWLEY, HAROLD R. 
Rt. -i 



De c a tu r 
ST>i acres 



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CRAYCBOFT, WILBUR & JENNIE 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
280 acres 




DURHAM, ORVILLE R. 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
100 acres 




DAILY, RAYMOND 
Rt. 1 



Macon 
160 acres 




ECKHARDT, JOHN 0. 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
10 acres 




DAVIS, ANNA 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
93 acres 



ELLIS, IRVING 
Rt. 6 



De c a tu r 
80 acres 




DELANEY, ROBERT 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
3 acres 



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ELLISON, RALPH 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
80 acres 



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FALODNER, BOYD 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 
80 acres 



GLAN. ELMER M. 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 
160 acres 





FILE, FOREST 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
120 acres 



GLAN, ROY 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 

60 acres 





GADBERRY ARVIS 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
160 acres 



GRAVES ESTATE 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 
180 acres 




GILBERT, 0. P. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
160 acres 




GRIMM, JOHN 



Decatur 
2 acres 



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GUSTEN, RUSSEL J. 
Rt. i 



Decatur 
4 acres 



HILL, EDITH 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
200 acres 





HAMMAN, MRS. ESTHER 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
200 acres 



HILL, EDITH 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
220 acres 





HART, SAMUEL 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 

37 acres 



HOCKER, JOffJ H. 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
40 acres 





HIBBARD BROS. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
120 acres 



HOCKER, R. A. 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
40 acres 



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HOCKER, R. A. 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
100 acres 



JACOBS. 0. E. 

Harold Tomlinson, Mgr. 



Rt.2, Macon 
114 acres 





HOCKER, R. A. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
200 acres 



JAODBSEN, GEORGE E. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
27 3 acres 





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JACOBS. M. G. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
90 acres 



JACOBSEN, GEORGE 
Rt. 1 



Niantic 
327 acres 





JAODBS, 0. E. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
10 3 acres 



JINKS. DALE J. 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
6 acres 



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JOHNSON, DONALD R. 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
20 acres 




LEBO, CHESTER 0. 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 

27 5 acres 





KATER, B. F. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
40 acres 



LeFORGE, ISABEL 
Rt. 6 



Decatu r 
240 acres 




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KATER, C. J. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
40 acres 



LEFORGEE, ISABEL 
Rt. 1 



Dalton City 
320 acres 





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KLEIN, GEORGE J. 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 

10 acres 




LUKA, RDBERT 



Argenta 
72 acres 



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Rt. 2 






Macon 
56 acres 




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80 acres 




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Rt. 6 



Decatur 
220 acres 



MOSEL, JOHN 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
68 acres 





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MOFFETT, RAYMOND T. 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
140 acres 




MOSSER, HOY 
Rt. 5 



Decatu r 
1'-^ acres 




MOORE, MR. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
80 acres 




MYER, HENRY Rt- 2. Macon 

aifford W. Naber, Mgr. 160 acres 

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NOLAND, DAN 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
100 acres 




OBERLINE, E.L. 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
65 acres 





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Macon 
138 acres 



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Rt. 2 



Macon 
5 acres 




PHILLIPS, RAYMOND 0. 
Rt. 4 




PIPER ESTATE 
Rt. 2 



PRICE, JOHN a 
Rt. 4 



Decatu r 
35 acres 









Macon 
12D . acres 




Decatur 
40 acres 




PRICE, RALPH D. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
160 acres 



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PRICE, lUYMOND 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
130 acres 




PURDUE, ORHIN B. 
Rt. 4 



Decatu r 
32 acres 





RDBY, MRS. aAIRE 
GEORGE E. SHARICK. Mer. 



Rt. 2, Macon 
148 acres 




HUbY, MRS. CLARA G. 
Qiarlef Warnick, Ten. 



Rt. 3, Decatur 
160 acres 




RILEY, AGNES 
Rt. 2 



Macon 


SCHLIE, MRS. 


WALTER 


Macon 


80 acres 


Rt. 2 




100 acres 




RILEY, MBS. AGNES 
Rt. 2 



macon 
320 acres 




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Rt. 2 



Macon 



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SCHLINGMAN, MRS. MINNIE 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
160 acres 




SIMPSON, RAY 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 

172 acres 





SHAFFER, LOREN W. 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 



SIMS, JOHN W. 
Rt. 1 



Decatur 
160 acres 




SHEPPARD ESTATE 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
10 3 acres 




SMITH, WILLIAM 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
5^ acres 





SHEPPARD, RUSSEL 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
80 acres 



SPRAGUE, MRS. FRANK 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
28 acres 



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SPRAGUE, JESS 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
120 acres 




STICK EL, MRS. MARY 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
198 acres 




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Rt. 4 



Decatur 
90 acres 



SURFACE ESTATE 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 
240 acres 





STEVENSON, ELEANOR 
Operatad by Paul Seagl e 




Rt. 2, Macon 
240 acres 



SURFACE, WALTER 
Rt. 4 



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De c a tu r 
165 acres 





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Elwin 
120 acres 



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Decatur 
110 acres 



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Elwin 
1 acre 



WELLS, MRS. TORA E. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
80 acres 





WALKER, H. L. 
Rt. 4 



Decatur 

40 acres 



WOLFER, C. LOUIS 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
108 acres 




WALMSLEY, W. H. 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 
20 acres 




WHITAKER, HOWARD 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
4 acres 



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WHITMORE TOWNSHIP 
Oreana 



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OREAINA 

The town of Oreana the word means "gold" was laid out in 1873, 

or just after the Decatur & Monticello Railroad was built through the 
Township of Whitmore. First to build a house in the new town was Henry 
Morrison, and the first postmaster was S. G. Crocker. Among early busi- 
ness men of the town were S. G. Coale, Frank M. Pratt, and Ruddock and 
Kirby. 

It was in Whitmore Township that the first building to be erected 
by white men in Macon County was located. This was the Lorton brothers 
trading post, opened in 1816 and used for some ten years afterwards. 
Whitmore Township was named after John Whitmore, an early settler. We 
are told that when his children changed the original spelling of the 
family name from "Whittmore" to "Whitmore," he strongly objected to the 
substitution. 

Located on the Illinois Central Railroad and on Illinois 47, Oreana ^,> 
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Rt. 5 



Decatur 
60 acres 




ALLEN, EDWIN 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
240 acres 





ACOM, WILLIAM H. 
Rt. 2 



Decatur 
160 acres 



ANDERSON, JOEL 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 

290 acres 





ALBERT, MAUDE M. 
Rt. 



Ureana 
80 acres 



ANDERSON, JOEL 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
80 acres 





ALBERT, MAUDE 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
80 acres 



ANDERSON, N. JOEL 
Rt. 



Argenta 
80 acres 



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Argenta 
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Rt. 1 




Argenta 
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Rt. 1 



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BABCOCK, CHARLES H. 
Rt. 2 




Decatur 

156 acres 



BENNETT, GORDON 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
80 acres 




BARNETT, CHAS. 
Rt. 5 



De c a tu r 
120 acres 



BENNETT, L. G. 
Rt. 2 



Maroa 
)i acre 



341 





BENNETT, L.G. 
Rt. 1 




Argents 
160 acres 



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BLACK, PAUL 
Rt. 1 



Ci SCO 
20 acres 





BETZER, GILBERT 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
226 acres 



BLENZ, GEORGE 
Rt. 1 



Argentc 
80 acres 





BETZER, LAWRENCE 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
231 acres 



BLENZ, GEORGE 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
9 7 acres 





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BETZER, RENA 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
2 acres 



BLOCH, H. K. 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
3 acres 



342 



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BLOCH, MARIE 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
80 acres 




BOYD, WILLIAM 
Rt. 5 



Decatur 





BOYD, A. T. 
Rt. 2 



Deca tu r 
170 acres 



BOYD, W. B. 
Rt. 5 



Decatur 
40 acres 





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Rt. 5 



Decatur 
40 acres 




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BOYD, WILLIAM R. 
Rt. 5 



Decatur 
161 acres 




BOYD, LYLE A. 

Life-lone Res. Macon Co. 



Rt. 1, Argenta 
240 acres 



BRICKER, CARL 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
160 acres 



343 




BRUNS, BOBBY E. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
10 acres 




CASEY, MRS. ORA 
Rt. 6 



Decatur 
100 acres 




BULLOCK. GUY 

Robt. E. Hupp, Tenant 

Life-long res. Macon Co. 



Rt. 1, Oreana 
80 acres 



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80 acres 



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aEMENS, BELL 
Rt. 5 



CLINTON, WILLIAM T. 
Rt. 2 



Decatur 
77 acres 




De c a tu r 
80 acres 










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BUSHART.RQY 
Rt. 5 



De c a tu r 
20 acres 



COBB, MRS. BERTHA & 
WALLACE. RS. MAUDE 



Rt. 1, Cisco 
290 acres 



U44 





CONWAY, A. E. 
Rt. 2 



Decatur 
10 acres 



CREEKMUR, JOHN B. 
Rt, 1 



Oreana 
60 acres 




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CDNWAY, HARDLn & RUTH 
Rt. 5 



Decatur 
35 acres 




OJNDIFF, FLOYD 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
160 acres 



OJNDIFF, M. W. 
Rt. 2 



DAVIS, GRADY 
Rt. 2 



Decatur 

90 arr^io 




Decatur 
10 acres 




CREEKMUR, ROY N. 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
76ii acres 




DODDEK, WILLIAM E. 
Life-long res. Macon Co. 




Rt. 5, Decatur 
20 acres 



345 




DOYLE, J. A. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
160 acres 







IXJNBAH, J. H. 
Rt. 1 



160 acres 




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DOYLE, MARY (ESTATE) 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
120 acres 



DUVALL, JOHN W. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
240 acres 





DRAEGERT, L. C. 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
80 acres 



ENNIS, GEORGE 
Rt. 2 



Decatur 
320 acres 






DRENCKHAHN, ANNA 
Rt. 1 



Ci SCO 
240 acres 



EVANS, JAMES R. 
Rt. 2 



Decatur 
80 acres 



346 





FESLER, LENORA 
Rt. 2 



De c a tu r 
78 acres 



GROSS, ROBERT P. 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
76 acres 




FOMBELLE, ANNA H. & J.B. Macon 

Rt. 2 167 acres 




FRENCH, ARNOLD 
Rt. 2 



Decatur 
10 acres 




HARDY, SCDTT 
Rt. 5 



HARRIS, HUTU 

Buil t 18 54 for R. R. Sta. 



De c a tu r 
162 acres 




Rt. 1, Oreana 
90 acres 




GOOD, FRED 
Rt. 5 



Decatur 
40 acres 




HAWVER. JOHN W. (ESTATE) 
Purchased in 189 4 



Rt. 1, Oreana 
187 acres 



347 





HILL, W. A. & STELLA M. 
Purchased 1917 



Bt. 1, Oreana 
240 acres 



HOLM AN, roRA 
Rt. 2 



Decatur 

80 acres 








HILL, WILBUR A. Rt. 1, Oreana 

Eugene Hill (Grandson) Tenant 100 acres 




HOUMOV, CLARENCE S. 
Rt. 1 



Argent a 
120 acres 




HIRSCH, MRS. C. J. 


Oreana 


HOPPE, 


CHARLES H. 


Oreans 


Rt. 1 


205 acres 


Rt. 1 




100 acres 





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HIRST. MARY (Mrs. ) 
Rt. 1 



Ureana 



HUFFMAN, JOHN & GRACE 
Rt. 8 



Decatur 
10 acres 



348 





HUFFMAN, STELLA 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 

40 acres 



KAUFMAN, JESSE H. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
177 acres 





IMGRUM, CORA M. 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
160 acres 



KELM, C. W. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
20 acres 





JOHNSON, JAMES E. 
Rt. 5 



Deca tur 
9K acres 



KIRBY, GERALDEAN 
Rt. 1 



Or«an« 
80 acres 






JOKISCH, E. W. , JR 
Rt. 1 



Ureana 
280 acres 



KIRBY, RICHARD 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
180 acres 



349 




KONDRITZ, KARL, 
Rt. 7 



Decatu r 
3 acres 




LECHLEITER, RAYMOND H. 
Rt. 5 



Decatur 
12 acres 





KUNY, & ROOS 
Rt. 2 



De c a tu r 
18 5 a . ■< 



LIKINS. EVA 
Rt. 1 



Argenti 
120 acres 




KUNY-ROOS ESTATE 
Rt. 2 



Decetur 
186 acres 




LIKINS, OSCAR 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
40 acres 





LANGE, HENRY 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
10 acres 



LIKINS. ROSS 

Fartn purchased 1900' s. 



Rt. I, Oreana 
160 acres 



350 




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LOOJE, FLOYD H. 
Rt. 1 



Argent a 
20 acres 



MAJOR, LEWIS 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
20 acres 




LONG, W. R. 
Rt. 5 



Decatur 
67 acres 







MAYBERRY, EARL 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
87 acres 





LONG, WILLIAM R 
Re. 2 



Decatur 


McaELLAND, 


MRS. 


E. 


B. 


Oreana 


206 acres 


Rt. 1 








200 acres 




LUNN, WAYNE 
Rt. 2 



Decatur 

10 acres 




MclNTOSH, ARCHIE 
Rt. 2 



Macon 
167 acres 



351 




McINTOSH, A. P. 
Oreana Rt. 




Macon 
80 acres 




MICHAELS, MRS. MAY 
Rt. 1 



Argents 
200 acres 




McINTOSH, A. P. 
Rt. -Oreana 



Macon 

164 acres 



MONPDE. C. M. 
Rt. 1 



' Argenta 
20 acres 




McINTOSl, ARCHIE P. 
Rt. 2 



Decatur 
167 acres 




McVEY, RALPH 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
60 acres 




MOORE, RICHARD P. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
113 acres 







MOOTHART ESTATE 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
109 acres 



352 





NILES, F. H. 
Rt. 1 



Cisco 
80 acres 



OLDWEILER, JOHN 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
120: acres 





NILES, HARRY 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
60 acres 



OLDWIELER, JO W 
Rt 1 



Oreana 
230 acres 





NIXON, D. H. 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
10 acres 



OLDWIELER, JOHN G. 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
265 acres 





OLDWILER, JOHN 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
2 acres 



HATTBMGALE, LORES 
Rt. 1 



Argent a 
80 acres 



353 




PATIDN, A.E. 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
10 acres 




PHILLIPS, HOY 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
17 2 acres 





PERSINGER, ROBERTA 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
159 acres 




POTRAFKA. H. R. 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
80 acres 




PHILLIPS, OSCAR D. 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
80 acres 




PUJOL, TIIUS J. 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
82)4 acres 





PHILLIPS, ROY 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
161 acres 



QUERREY, ROY 
Rt. 2 



Decatur 
10 acres 



354 





RAE, C. E. 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
80 acres 



ROBINSON, W. H. 
Rt. 1 



Oakley 
40 acres 





RAGSDALE, ROBERT aYDE 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
255 acres 



ROWE. HANFDRD 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
240 acres 




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RAGSDM.E ESTATE 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
80 acres 



ROWE, WALTER H. & MARY S. Decatur 

Rt. 5 110 acres 





RECKWARDT, ANNA & MINNA 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
40 acres 




SARGENT, IRVING 
Rt. 2 



Deca tu r 
S% acres 



355 




:m 1^' 



SHYER, JOHN M. 
Rt. 5 




Decatur 
60 acres 






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STAUDER, W. P. 
Rt. 1 



Argeata 
310 acres 




SIGMON, EARL 
Rt. 2 



Decatur 
10 acres 





STODDARD HARRY C. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
39 acres 




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SMALLEY, CRVILLE 
Rt. 2 



Decatur 
10 acres 



STILES, EDWARD 

Rt. .S 



Decatur 




r.-'t^' 



^•f "" 




STALEY, A. E. JR. 
Rt. 2 



Decatur 
200 acres 



STROH, H. A. 
Rt. 2 



Decatur 
410 acres 



356 




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SUMMERS, HIRAM C. 
Rt. 5 



Decatur 
37 acres 




THOMAS, FRANCES 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
80 acres 




SUNDERLAND, C H. 
Rt. 2 



Decatur 
10 acres 



TOTTEN, ROBERT B. 
Rt. 2 



De c a tu r 
120 acres 





TATE, F. W. 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
33 acres 



TRAVER, TED 
Rt. 5 



Decatur 
195 acres 





TEAfPLETON, B. F. 



Oreana 
196 acres 



TRUMMEL,( ESTATE) 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
160 acres 



357 




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TURNER, BYFL E. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
35 acres 



WERNER, EDWARD D. , Sr. 
Rt. 2 



Decatur 

10 acres 








TURNER 
Rt. 1 



Oreant 
40 acre: 



WERTZ, MARTHA 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
160 acres 





WAGOSNER, J. A. 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
82 acres 



WHEELER, ETHEL 
Rt. 5 



Decatur 





WACaSER, EMERY E. 

Rf 1 



Argenta 
10 acres 



WILBER, HAROLD 
Rt. I 



Oreana 

160 acres 



358 





WILBER, W. C 
Rt. 2 



De c a tu r 
10 acres 




WILLIAMS, I. E. 
Rt. 1 

p: 



Argenta 
40 acres 




WILKS, RITCHIE 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
160 acres 



WILLIAMS 
Rt. 1 



Ci SCO 
60 acres 



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WILSON, JOHN 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
160 acres 



WININGS, J. W. 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 
120 acres 





WILSON, W. R. 
Rt. 2 



Decatur 
8 acres 



WINNING, GRACE 
Rt. 1 



Argenta 
220 acres 



359 




WISE, HELEN B. 
Rt. 2 



Blue Mound 
160 acres 




WISE, HELEN 
Rt. I 



19^^ 



Oreana 
160 acres 




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YETTER, BRYAN 
Rt. 1 



Oreana 











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360 



LEGAL HOLIDAYS IN THE 
VARIOUS STATES 



JAN. 1— Nsw Year's Day (all the States. 
Territories and possessions). 

JAN. 8 — Battle of New Orleans (in La.). 

JAN. 19— R. EL Lee's Birthday (in Ala., 

Ark., Fla.. Ga., Ky., Miss., N. C, S. C, 

Tenn. and Va. ). 

JAN. 20 — Inaugviration Day, beginning 
1937 and every fourth year thereafter — 
by the 20th Amendment to the Constitu- 
tion (in the Dist. of Col. only). 

FEB. 12 — Lincoln's Birthday (Alaska, Cal., 
Col., Conn., Del., 111., Ind., la., Kan., Ky., 
Md., Mich., Minn., Mo., Mont., Neb., 
Nev., N. J., N. Y., N. M., N. Dak., Ohio, 
Ore., Pa., S. Dak., Tenn., Utah, Wash., 
W. Va., Wyo., and observed by Gover- 
nor's proclamation in Mass.) 

FEB. 22 — Washington's Birthday (all the 
States, Territories and possessions). 

APRIL 16 — (3ood Friday (Conn.. Del., Fla., 

La., Md., Minn., N. J., Pa., Tenn., 

Philippines and Puerto Rico.) 
APRIL 19 — Patriote' Day (in Me. aod 

Mass.) . 
APRIL 21 — Anniv. Battle of San Jacinto 

(in Tex.). 
APRIL 26 — Confederate Memorial Day (in 

Ala., Fla., Ga., and Miss. ; World War 

Mem. Day, also, in Ga.). 
APRIL 26 — Fast Day (fourth Monday) in 

New Hampshire. 
MAY 10 — Confederate Memorial Day (in 

N. Car. and S. Car. ) . 



LEGAL HOLIDAYS - Continued 

OCT. 31 — Admission Day in Nev.). 

NOV. 2 — Election Day (1st Tuesday after 
1st Monday in Nov.). Every State and 
Territory except Alaska, Conn., Dist. of 
Col., Hawaii, 111., Mass., Miss., Ohio, 
Philippines and Vt. In Illinois it is a 
legal holiday in Chicago, Springfield, East 
St. Louis, Galesburg, Danville, Cairo and 
Rockford. In Ohio it is a half holiday. 
In Maine it is a legal holiday only as to 
the courts, which also close on the State 
Election Day (biennially in even years, 
2nd Monday in Sept.). 

NOV. 11— Armistice Day (all the Stetes. 
Territories and Possessions). 

NOV. 25 — Thanksgiving Day (Fourth 
Thursday) Every State, Territory and 
Possession. President Roosevelt, on Dec. 
26, 1941, approved Hous^ Joint Resolu- 
tion 41: "Resolved by the Senate and 
House of Representatives of the United 
States of America in Congress assembled. 
That the fourth Thursday of November in 
each year after the year 1941 be known as 
Thanksgiving Day." 

DEC. 25 — Christmas Day (every State. 
Terr: ory and possession). 



LEGAL HOLIDAYS - Continued 

MAY 30 — Decoration or Memorial Day (all 
states and possessions, except Ala., Ark., 
Fla., Ga., La., Miss., N. Car. and S. 
Car.). 

MAY 30 — Confederate Memorial Day (in 
Va.). 

JUNE 3 — Birthday of Jefferson Davis (in 
Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., S. C, 
Tex. and Va. ) . 

JUNE 3 — Confederate Memorial Day (in 
Ky. and Tenn.) 

JUNE 15— Pioneer Day (in Idaho). 

JULY 4 — Independence Day (all the States, 

Territories and possessions). 
JULY 13— Birthday of Gen. Bedford For- 

rest (in Tenn.) . 
JULY 24— Pioneer Day (in Utah). 
AUG. 1 — Colorado Day (in Col.) 
AUG. 16 — Anniv. Battle of Bennington (in 

Vt.). 
SEPT. 6 — Labor Day (1st Monday) (every 

State, Territory and possession. 

SEPT. 9— Admission Day (in Ca!.). 

SEPT. 12— Defender's Day (in Md.). 

OCT. 12— Columbus Day (Ark., Ariz., Cal., 
Col., Conn., Del., Fla., Idaho, 111.. Ind.. 
Kan., Ky., La., Me., Md., Mass., Mich., 
Mo., Mont., Neb.. Nev., N. H., N. J., N. 
Y., N. Dak., Ohio, Ore., Pa., R. L, Tex., 
Utah. Va.. Vt., Wash., W. Va., also 
Puerto Rico. In Arkansas and Kansas it 
does not affect notes or judicial proceed- 
ings). 



TIME DIFFERENCES 

At Twelve O'Clock U.S. Eastern Standard 
Time, the clocks in U. S. cities are: 

Atlanta, Ga 12.00 Noon 

Baltimore, Md 12.00 Noon 

Birmingham, Ala 11.00 A.M. 

Boston, Mass 12.00 Noon 

Buffalo, N. Y 12.00 Noon 

Charleston, S. C 12.00 Noon 

Chicago, 111 11.00 A.M. 

Cincinnati, Ohio 12.00 Noon 

Cleveland, Ohio 12.00 Noon 

Dallas, Tex 11.00 A.M. 

Denver, Col 10.00 A.M. 

Detroit, Mich 12.00 Noon 

El Paso, Tex 10.00 A.M. 

Galveston. Tex H-OO A.M. 

Indianapolis, Ind H-OO A.M. 

Kansas City, Mo H-OO A.M. 

Los Angeles, Cal 9-00 A. M. 

Louisville, Ky H-OO A.M. 

Memphis, Tenn H-OO A.M. 

Milwaukee, Wis H-OO A.M. 

Minneapolis, Minn H-OO A.M. 

Nashville, Tenn H-OO A.M. 

New Orleans. La ^^"^^ A"^^" 

New York City 12.00 Noon 

Norfolk, Va 12.00 Noon 

Omaha, Neb ^}-^° A'^^' 

Philadelphia. Pa 12-00 Noon 

Pittsburgh. Pa 12-00 Noon 

Richmond, Va 12-00 Noon 

Salt Lake City, Utah l°;.'l° A-^I" 

San Francisco, Cal ?^'^1^; ^• 

Savannah. Ga 12-00 Noon 

Seattle, Wash ?:°L^.- ^• 

St. Louis. Mo U-^^d;-^- 

Toledo, Ohio 12-00 Noon 

Washington, D. C 12.00 Noon 



361 



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WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. 

Troy Weight. 

24 grain3=l pwt. 12 ounce8=l pound. 
20 pwt8.=l ounce. 

Used for weighing gold, silver and jewek. 

Apothecaries' Weight. 

20 grain3=l scruple. 8 drams=l ounce. 

3 scruples=l dram. 12 ounces=l pound. 

The ounce and pound in this are the same aa 

in Troy weight 

Avoirdupois Weight. 

27 11-32 grain3=l dram. 4 quarters=l cwt 

16 drams=l ounce. 2,000 lb8.=l short ton. 

16 ounce8=l pound. 2,240 lba.=l long ton. 

25 lbs.=l quarter. 

Dry Measure. 
2 pint8=l quart. 4 peck^ t bushel. 

8 quarts=l peck. 36 bush.—! chaldron. 

Liquid Measure. 
4 gills= 1 pint. 31^! gallon8= 1 barrel. 

2 pints=l quart. 2barrels=lbogshead. 

4 quarts=l gallon. 

Time Measure. 

60 seconds=l minute. 24 hour8=l day. 

60 minute8=l hour. 7 day8=l week. 

28, 29, 30 or 31 day8=l calendar month. 

(30 days=l month in computing interest.) 

365 days=l year. 366 day8=l leap year. 

Long Measure. 
12 inche8=l foot. 40 rod8=l furlong. 

3 feet— 1 yard. 8 f urlong=l sta. mile. 

6V4 yards=l rod. 8 milea=l league. 

Cloth Measure. 
iVt inches=l naiL 4 quarter8=l yard 

4 nail8=l quarter. 

Square Measure. 
144Bq. inches=lsq. foot. 40 sq. rodB==l rood. 

9 sq. feet=l sq. yard. 4 rood8=l acre. 
ZWi sq. yards— 1 sq. rod. 640 acres=l sq. mile. 



FOR REMOVING STAINS. 

ALABASTER. Use strong soap and water. 

BLACK SILK. Brush and wipe it thoroughly, 
lay on table with the aide intended to show, up; 
sponge with hot coffee strained through muslin; 
when partly dry, iron. 

TO REMOVE STAINS or GREASE FROM OIL 
PAINT. Use bisulphide of carbon, spirits of tur- 
pentine, or if it is dry and old, use chloroform. 
These and tar spots can be softened with olive oil 
and lard. 

RUST FROM STEEL. Take half ounce of 
emery powder mixed with one ounce of soap and 
rub well. 

FRUIT SPOTS FROM COTTONS. Apply cold 
soap, then touch the spot with a hair pencil or 
feather dipped in chlorate of soda, dip immediately 
in cold watei:. 

GREASE FROM SILKS. Take a lump of 
magnesia, rub it wet on the spot, let it dry, then 
brush the powder off. 

IRON KUST may be removed from white goods 
by Bour milk. 

SCORCH STAINS FROM WHITE LINEN Lay 
in bright sun. 

MILDEW. Moisten the spot with clean water: 
rub on it a thick coating of castile soap mixed with 
chalk scrapings; rub with end of finger, then wash 
off. 

OIL MARKS ON WALL PAPER. Applv paste 
of cold water and ^ipe clay, leave it on all night, 
brush off in the morning. 

PAINT SPOT FROM CLOTHING. Saturate 
with equal parts turpentine and spirits of ammonia. 

TO CLEANSE HOUSE PAPER. Rub a flannel 
cloth dipped in oatmeal. 

BLACK CLOTH. Mix one part of spirits of 
ammonia with three parts warm water, rub with 
sponge or dark cloth, clean with water, rub with the 
nap. 

FINGER MARKS FROM FURNITURE. Rub 
with a soft rag and sweet oil. 

CHROMOS. Go over lightly with a damp linen 
cloth. 

ZINC. Rub with a piece of cotton cloth dipped 
in kerosene, afterwards with a dry cloth. 

VEGETABLE STAINS FROM HANDS. Rub 
with a slice of raw potato. 

WINDOW GLASS. Paint can be removed by a 
strong solution of soda. 



362 



TECHNICAL DATA. 

To find diameter of a circle multiply circnmferenca 

by .31831. 
To find circumference of a circle multiply diameter 

by 3.1416. 
To find area of a circ'O multiply square of diameter 

by .7864. 
To find surface of a ball multiply square of diameter 

by 3.1416. 
To find side of an sqaal square multiply diameter 

by .8862. 
To find cubic inches in a ball multiply cube of 

diameter by .5236. 
Doubling the diameter of a pipe increases ita 

capacity four times. 
Double riveting is from 16 to 20 per cent, stronger 

than single. 
One cubic foot of anthracite coal weighs about 63 

pounds. 
One cubic foot of bituminous coal weighs from 47 to 

50 pounds. 
One ton of coal is equivalent to two cords of wood 

for steam purposes. 
A gallon of water (U. S. Standard) weighs 8H lbs. 

and contains 231 cubic inches. 
There are nine square feet of heating surface to 

each square foot of grate surface. 
A cubic foot of water contains Tii gallons, 1728 cubic 

inches, and weighs 62>i lbs. 
E^h nominal horse power of a boiler requires 30 to 

35 lbs. of water per hour. 
To sharpen dull files lay them in dilute sulphuric 

acid until they are eaten deep enough. 
A horse power is equivalent to raising 33,000 lbs. 

one foot per minute, or 650 lbs. one foot per 

second. 
The average consumption of coal for steam boilers 

is 12 lbs. per hour for each square foot of grate 

surface. 
To find the pressure in pounds per square inch of 

a column of water, multiply the height of the 

column in feet by .434 
Steam rising from water at ita boiling point (212 

degrees) nas a pressure equal to the atmosphere 

(11.7 lbs. to the square incn). 



LIST OF COMMON ELEMENTS 

WITH SYMBOLS AND ATOMIC 

WEIGHTS 



Aluminum 


Ai 


86.97 


Magnesium 


Mg C4.S2 


Antimony 


Sb 


141.78 


Mercury 


HgSOO.M 


Argon 


A 


S9.944 


Melybdenium 


Mo M.N 


Arsenic 


As 


74.91 


Neon 


Ne 20.188 


Barium 


Ba 


137.86 


Nickel 


Ni 68.W 


Beryllium 


Be 


9.02 


Nitrogen 


N 14.W8 


Bismuth 


Bi 


809.00 


Oxygen 


O IC.OOOO 


Boren 


B 


10.82 


Phosphorus 


P S«.98 


Bromine 


Br 


79.916 


Platinum 


Pt 19f.*8 


Cadmium 


Cd 


112.41 


Potassium 


K S9.M6 


Calcium 


Ca 


40.08 


Radium 


Ra 296.05 


Carbon 


C 


13.010 


Silicon 


Si 38.06 


Chlorine 


CI 


SBM7 


Silver 


Ag 107.88 


Chromium 


Cr 


Bt.01 


Sodium 


Na 22.997 


Cobalt 


Co 


BSM 


Strontium 


Sr 87.68 


Copper 


Cu 


e3Ji7 


Sulphur 


S 32.06 


FluorLoe 


F 


19.00 


Tantalum 


Ta 180.88 


Gold 


Au 


197.2 


Tellurium 


Te 127.61 


Helium 


He 


4.008 


Tin 


Sn 118.76 


Hydrogen 


H 


1.0080 


Titanium 


Ti 47.06 


Iodine 


I 


126.92 


Tungsten 


W 18I.9C 


Iron 


Fe 


55.85 


Uranium 


U 288.0T 


Krypton 


Kr 


83.7 


Vanadium 


V 50.05 


Lead 


Pb 


207.21 


Zinc 


Zn 6«.n 


TJthiiim 


Li 


6.94 


^r**^**'M*" 


Zr B1.M 



Surveyors' Measure 

7.92 inches = 1 link 4 roda= 1 chain 

25 links = 1 rod 

10 square chains or 160 square rod3= 1 acre 

640 acres = 1 square mile 

36 sq. miles (6 miles sq.) = 1 township 

Cubic Measure 
1,728 cu. in. = leu. ft. 128 eft. = Icord (wood) 
27 cu. ft.= 1 cu. yd. 40 c.ft.= 1 ton (shpg.) 

2,150.42 cubic inche3= 1 standard bushel 
231 cubic inches = 1 standard gallon 
1 cubic foot = about four-fifths of a bushel 

Metric Equivalents. (Linear Measure) 
1 cm. = 0.3937 in. 1 in. = 2.54 cm. 

1 dm. = 3.937 in. 

= 0.338 feet 
1 meter =39.37 in.= 

1.0936 yards 
ldkm= 1.9884 rods 
lkm= 0.62137 m. 



Square Measure 



1ft. = 3.048 dm. 

1 yard = 0.9144 meter 
1 rod = 0.5029 dkm 
lmile= 1.6093 km 



1 sq. centimeter = 

0.1550 sq. in. ) 

1 sq. decimeter = ) 

0.1076 square foot ) 
1 sq. m. = 1.196 sq. yd. 
1 are =3.954 sq. rd. 
1 hectare = 2.47 acres 
1 sq. kilom'r= 0.386 ) 

sq. m. ) 

Weights 

1 gram = 0.03527 ounce 1 ounce =28.35 grama 
1 kilogram = 2.2046 lbs. 1 lb. = 0.4536 kilogram 
1 metric ton= 0.98421) 1 English ton= 1.016 

English ton ) metric ton 

Approximate Metric Equivalents 
1 decimeter =4 inches ( 1.06 qt. liquid 

1 meter = 1.1 yard 1 liter ( 0.9 qt. dry 



1 sq. inch = 6.452 sq. 

centimeter 
1 sq. foot =9.2903 

square decimeters 
lsq.yd. = 0.8361sq.m. 
1 sq. rd.= 0/2529 are 
1 acre = 0.4047 hectare 
1sq.m. = 2.59 sq. kilo- 
meters 



1 kilometer = % of mile 
1 hectare = 2 J^ acres 
1 stere or cu. meter = ) 
V4 of a cord ) 



1 hektoliter= 28/8 bush. 
1 kilogram = 2 1-5 lbs. 

1 met. ton= 2,204 lbs. 



Source: 



Knots and Miles 

United States Coast and Geodetic 
Survey 



The U. S. Statute Mile is 5,280 feet in 
length. On the Continent most of the old 
miles, which varied in length from about 3.300 
feet to over 36,000 feet, have been replaced, 
officially at least, by the kilometer, which equals 
0.6214 statute mile or 3,280.8 feet. 

The Nautical, Geographic, or Sea Mile 

at any place is considered, for purposes of navi- 
gation, to be equal to the length of one minute 
of latitude at that place. 

The U. S. Nautical Mile is 6,080.20 feet in 
length and equal to one-sixtieth of a degree of a 
great circle of a sphere whose surface is equal in 
area to the area of the surface of the earth 
(Clarke's spheroid of 1866). 

The Knot is a measure of speed ; a speed of one 
knot being a speed of one nautical mile an hour. 

A Nautical Mile — 1.1516 statute miles; a 
Fathom — feet; a Cable — 100 fathoms or 
600 feet or approximately 0.1 nautical mile. 

To convert statute miles into nautical miles, 
multiply statute miles by 0.8684; to convert 
nautical miles into statute miles, multiply 
nautical miles by 1.1516, or roughly 11/7. 

United States Air Forces and the Navy use 
the knot as the standard aeronautical unit of 
speed and the nautical mile as the correspond- 
ing unit of distance. 



863 



States: Capitals, Settled, 
Entry into Union 



PRESIDENTS 
OF THE UNITED STATES 



State 


Capital 


Set- 
tled 


Entered 
Union 


Ala 

Ariz 

Ark 

Cal 

Colo 

Conn. . 
Del. . . . 


Montgomery. . . 

Phoenix 

Little Rock 

Sacramento. . . . 

Denver 

Hartford 


1702 
1848 
1785 
1769 
ISoS 
1635 
1638 
1565 
1733 
1842 
1720 
1733 
1788 
1727 
1774 
1099 
1624 
1634 
1620 
1668 
1805 
1699 
1764 
1809 


1819, Dec. 14 
1912. Feb. 14 
1836, June 15 
1850. Sept. 9 
lS76,Aug. 1 
1788, Jan. 9 
1787, Dec. 7 


Fla 

Ga. . . . 


Tallahassee. . . . 
Atlanta 


1845, Mar. 3 
1788, Jan. 2 
1890, July 3 


Ill 

Ind 

Iowa .... 

Kan 

Ky 

La 

Me. . . . 


Springfield 

Indianapolis. . . 

Des Moines 

Topeka 

Frankfort 

Baton Rouge. . . 

.'Augusta 

Annapolis 

Boston 

Lansing 

St. Paul 

Jackson 

Jefferson City. 
Helena 


1818. Dec. 3 
1816, Dec. 11 
1846, Dec. 28 
1861, Jan. 29 
1792, June 1 
1812, Apr. 30 
1820, Mar. 15 


Md 


1788. .A.pr. 28 


Mass 

Mich.... 
Minn.. . . 
Miss. . . . 

Mo 

Mont. . . 


1788, Feb. 6 
1837. Jan. 26 
1858, May 11 
1817, Dec. 10 
1821, Aug. 10 
1889, Nov. 8 



NAME 


Bora 


naog. 


Died 


Nalrre 


Paitr 


George Washington 


1732 


1789 


1799 


Va. 


Fd. 


John Adams 


1735 


1797 


1826 


Mass. 


Kd. 


Thomas Jefferson . . 


1743 


1801 


1826 


Va. 


D-R 


James Madison . . 


1751 


1809 


1836 


Va. 


D-R 


James Monroe 


1758 


1817 


1831 


Va. 


U-K 


John Quincy Adams 


1767 


1825 


1848 


Mass. 


CI. 


Andrew Jackson . . . 


1767 


1829 


1845 


S.C. 


D. 


Martin Van Bnren . 


1782 


1837 


1862 


N.Y. 


D. 


WilliamH. Harrison. 


1773 


1841 


1841 


Va. 


W. 


John Tyler 


1790 


1841 


1862 


Va. 


W. 


James K. Polk 


1795 


1845 


1849 


N.C. 


D. 


Zachary Taylor. . . . 


17S4 


1849 


1850 


Va. 


W. 


Millard Fillmore. . . 


1800 


1850 


1874 


N.Y. 


W. 


Franklin Pierce. . . . 


1804 


1853 


1869 


N.H. 


D. 


James Buchanan. . . 


1791 


1857 


1868 


Pa. 


D. 


.\braham Lincoln . . 


1809 


1861 


1865 


Kv. 


R. 


Andrew Johnson. . . 


1808 


1865 


1875 


N.C. 


R. 


Ulysses S. Grant . . . 


1822 


1869 


1885 


Ohio 


R. 


RutherfordB. Hayes 


1822 


1877 


1893 


Ohio 


R. 


James A. Garfield . . 


1831 


1881 


1881 


Ohio 


R. 


Chester A. Arthur . . 


1830 


1881 


1886 


Vt. 


R. 


Grover Cleveland . . 


1837 


1885 


1908 


N.J. 


D. 


Benjamin Harrison. 


1833 


1889 


1901 


Ohio 


R. 


Grover Cleveland . . 


1837 


1893 


1908 


N.I. 


D. 


William McKinley. 


1843 


1S97 


1901 


Ohio 


R. 


Theodore Roosevelt 


1858 


1901 


1919 


N.V. 


R. 


William H. Taft.. . 


1857 


1909 


1930 


Ohio 


R. 


Woodrow T. Wilson 


1856 


1913 


1924 


Va. 


D. 


Warren G. Harding. 


18G5 


1921 


1923 


Ohio 


R. 


Calvin Coolidge 


1872 


1923 


1933 


Vt. 


R. 


Herbert C. Hoover. 


1874 


1929 




Iowa 


R. 


Franklin Roosevelt. 


1882 


1933 


1945 


N.Y. 


D. 


Harry S. Truman. . 


1884 


1945 




Mo. 


D. 


Dwight Eisenhower 


1890 


1953 




Texas 


R. 



States: Capitals, Settled, 
Entry into Union (Cont.) 



State 



Nebr. . . 
Nev. . 
N. H.. 
N.J.... 
N.M.. . 
N. Y... 
N. C. . . 
N.D... 
Ohio.. . 
Okla. . . 

Ore 

Pa 

R. I.... 
S.C... 
S.D... 
Tenn. . , 
Texas . 
Utah.. 
Vt.... 
Va. .. 
Wash.. 
W.Va. 
Wise. 
Wyo. . 



Capital 



Lincoln 

Carson City . . . 

Concord 

Trenton 

Santa Fe 

Albany 

Raleigh 

Bismarck 

Columbus. ... 
Oklahoma City 

Salem 

Harrisburg . . . 
Providence. . . 

Columbia 

Pierre 

Nashville 

Austin 

Salt Lake City. 
Montpelier. . . 
Richmond. . . . 

Olympia 

Charleston . . . . 

Madison 

Cheyenne 



Set- 
tled 



1847 

1850 

1623 

161H 

1605 

1614 

1650 

1766 

1788 

1889 

1811 

1682 

1636 

1670 

1856 

1757 

1691 

1847 

1724 

1607 

1811 

1727 

1766 

1834 



Entered 
Union 



1867, Mar. 1 
1864. Oct. 31 
1788, June 21 

1787, Dec. 18 
1912. Jan. 6 

1788, July 26 

1789, Nov. 21 
1889, Nov. 2 
1803. Mar. 1 
1907, Nov. 16 
1859, Feb. 14 

1787, Dec. 12 

1790, May 29 

1788, May 23 
1889, Nov. 2 
1796, June 1 
1845, Dec. 29 
1896, Jan. 4 

1791, Mar. 4 
1788, June 26 

1889, Nov. 11 
1863, June 20 
1848, May 29 

1890, July 10 



Points of Constitutional Law. 



Congress must meet at least once a year. 

Congress may admit as many new states as 
desired. 

One State cannot undo the act of another. 

By the Constitution every citizen is guaranteed 
a speedy trial by jury. 

Congress cannot pass a law to pcnish for a 
crime already committed. 

A person who commits a felony in one State 
cannot find refuge in another. 

Treaties with foreign powers are made by the 
President and ratified by the Senate. 

The territories each have a delecrate to Congress 
who is allowed the privilege of debate, but not the 
right to vote. 

The Vice-President, who e3-officio presides over 
the Senate has no vote in that body except in case 
a tie ballot. 

If the President holds a bill longer than ten 
days while Congress is in session it becomes a 
law without his signature. 

An act of Congress cannot become a law over 
the President's veto except on a two-thirds vote of 
both houses. 

The House of Representatives may imi)each the 
President for any cnme, but the Senate has the 
sole power to try all impeachments. 

Amendments to the Constitution of the United 
States require a two-third vote of each House of 
Congress, and must be ratified by at least three- 
fourths of the States. 

The President of the United States must be at 
least 35 years cf age; a Senator, 30; a Congress- 
man, 25; The President must have been a resident 
of the United States fourteen years. 

A naturalized citizen is not eligible to the office 
of President of the United States. A male child 
bom in a foreign land to American parents has an 
equal chance to become the IPresident with one bom 
on American soil. 

The United States shall guarantee to every 
State a Republican form of government, and shall 
protect each of them against invasion, and on ap- 
plication of the Legislature or of the Executive 
(when the legislature cannot be convened), 
against domestic trouble. 



364 



PLACES IN U. S. A. OF 25,000 AND OVER 
1950 Census 



ALABAMA 

Anniston 31,066 

Bessemer 28,445 

Birmingham.. .326,037 

Gadsden 55,725 

MobUe 129,009 

Montgomery . . 106,525 

Ttiscaloosa .... 46,396 

ARIZONA 

Phoenix 106,818 

Tucson 45,454 

ARKANSAS 

Fort Smith 47,942 

Hot Springs. . . 29,30"^ 
Little Rock. . .102,213 
North Little 

Rock 44,097 

Pine Bluff. . . . 37,162 
CALIFORNIA 

Alameda 64,430 

Alhambra 51,359 

Arcadia 28,733 

Bakersfield 34,784 

Berkeley 113.805 

Beverly Hills . . 29,032 

Burbank 78,577 

Compton 55,645 

E. Bakersfield. 38,177 

Fresno 91,669 

Glendale 95,702 

Huntington Pk. 29,450 
Inglewood .... 46,185 
Long Beach. . .250,767 
Los Angeles . 1,970,358 

Lynwood 25,823 

Oakland 384,575 

Ontario 26,279 

Palo Alto 25,475 

Pasadena 104,577 

Pomona 35,405 



Redondo Beach 25,226 
Redwood City. 25,544 
Richmond .... 99,545 

Riverside 46,764 

Sacramento . . . 137,572 
San Bernardino 63,058 

San Diego 334,387 

San Francisco . 775,357 

San Jose 95,280 

San Leandro . . 27,542 
San Mateo. . . . 41,782 
Santa Ana .... 45,533 
Santa Barbara 44,913 
Santa Monica. 71,595 
South Gate.... 51,116 

Stockton 70,853 

Torrance 31,834 

Vallejo 26,038 

Whittier 29,265 

COLORADO 
Colorado 

Springs 45,472 

Denver 415,786 

Pueblo 63,685 

CONNECTICUT 
Bridgeport. . . .158,709 

Bristol 35,961 

East Hartford . 29,933 

Fairfield 30,489 

Greenwich 40,835 

Hamden 29,715 

Hartford 177,397 

Manchester... 34,116 

Meriden 44,088 

Middletown. . . 29,711 

MiKord 26,870 

New Britain. . . 73,726 
New Haven . . . 164,443 
New London . . 30,551 
Norwalk 49.460 



19S0 Censua 

Muncie 58,479 

New Albany . . 29,346 
Richmond .... 39,539 
South Bend . . . 115,911 
Terre Haute... 64,214 

IOWA 

Burlington 30,613 

Cedar Rapids. 72,296 

Clinton 30,379 

Council Bluffs . 45.429 

Davenport. . . . 74,549 
Des Moines. . .177,965 

Dubuque 49,671 

Fort Dodge. . . 25,115 

Iowa City f 27,212 

Mason City . . . 27,980 

Ottumwa 33,631 

Sioux City .... 83,991 

Waterloo 65,198 

KANSAS 

Hutchinson . . . 33,575 
Kansas City . . . 129,553 

Salina 26,176 

Topeka 78,791 

Wichita 168,279 

KENTUCKY 

Ashland 31,131 

Covington .... 64,452 

Lexington 55,534 

Louisville 369,129 

Newport 31,044 

Owensboro. . 33,651 
Paducah 32,828 

LOUISIANA 
Alexandria. . . . 34,913 
Baton Rouge. . 125,629 

Lafavette 33,541 

Lake" Charles. . 41,272 

Monroe 38,572 

New 0»^ leans. .570,445 
Shreve -rt. .. .127,206 



—continued 

MAINE 

Bangor 31,558 

Lewiston 40,974 

Portland 77,634 

MARYLAND 

Baltimore 949,708 

Cumberland. . . 37,679 
Hagerstown. . . 36,260 

MASSACHUSETTS 

Arlington 44,353 

Belmont 27,381 

Beverly 28,884 

Boston 301,444 

Brockton . ... 62,860 

Brookline 57,589 

Cambridge 120,740 

Chelsea 38,912 

Chicopee 49,211 

Everett 45,982 

Fall River 111,963 

Fitchburg 42,691 

Framingham . . 28,086 
Gloucester .... 25,167 

HaverhiU 47,280 

Holyoke 54,661 

Lawrence 80,536 

Lowell 97,249 

Lyim 99,738 

Mai 'an • 59,804 

Msoford 66,113 

Mebrose 26,988 

New Bedford. 109,189 

Newton 81,994 

Northampton.. 29,063 

Pittsfield 53,348 

Quincy 83,835 

Revere 36,763 

Salem 41,880 

SomerviUe 102,351 

Springfield 162,399 

Taunton 40,109 



1950 Census 

Stamford 74,293 

Stratford 33,428 

Torrington. . . . 27,820 
Waterbury .... 104,477 
West Hartford. 44.402 
West Haven... 32,010 

DELAWARE 

Wilmington . . . 110,356 

DISTRICT OF 
COLUMBIA 

Washington. . .802,178 

FLORIDA 

Daytona Beach 30,187 
Ft. Lauderdale. 36,328 
Gainesville.. . 26,861 
Jacksonville. . 204,517 

Key West 26,433 

Lakeland 30,851 

Miami 249,276 

Miami Beach. . 46,282 

Orlando .52.367 

Panama City. . 25,814 

Pensacola 43,479 

St. Petersburg. 96,738 
Tallahassee . . . 27,237 

Tampa 124,681 

W. Palm Beach 43,162 

GEORGIA 

Albany 31,155 

Athens 28,180 

Atlanta 331,314 

Augusta 71,508 

Columbus 79,611 

La Grange 25,025 

Macon 70,252 

Rome 29,615 

Savannah 119,638 

IDAHO 

Boise City 34,393 

PocateUo 26,131 



— continued 

ILLINOIS 

Alton 32,550 

.■\urora 50,576 

Belle\dlle 32,721 

Berwyn 51,280 

Bloomington . . 34,163 
Champaign . . . 39,563 

Chicago 3,620,962 

Cicero 67,544 

Danville 37,864 

Decatur. . . 66,269 
East St. Louis . 82,295 

Elgin 44,223 

Evanston 73,641 

Galesburg 31,425 

Granite City . . 29,465 

JoUet 51,601 

Kankakee... . 25,856 

Ma-VTvood 27,473 

Moiine 37,397 

Oak Park 63,529 

Peoria 111,856 

Quincy 41,450 

Rockford 92,927 

Rock Island.. . 48,710 

Springfield 81,628 

Waukegan 38,946 

INDIANA 

Anderson 46,820 

Bloomington.. 28,163 
East Chicago. . 54,263 

Elkhart 35,646 

Evansville . . 128,636 
Fort Wayne. . .133,607 

Gary 133,911 

Hammond .... 87,594 
Indianapolis.. .427,173 

Kokomo 38,672 

Lafayette 35,568 

Marion 30,081 

Michigan City 28,395 
Mishawaka. . . 32.913 



1950 Census 

Waltham 47,187 

Watertown.... 37,329 
Weymouth... . 32,690 
Worcester 203,486 

MICHIGAN 

Ann Arbor .... 48,251 
Battle Creek . . 48,666 

Bay City 52,523 

Dearborn 94,994 

Detroit 1,849,568 

Femdale 29,675 

Fhnt 163,143 

Grand Rapids. 176,515 
Hamtramck. . . 43,355 
Highland Park. 46,393 

Jackson 51,088 

Kalamazoo. . . . 57,704 

Lansing 92,129 

Lincoki Park . . 29,310 
Muskegon .... 48,429 

Pontiac 73,681 

Port Huron. . . 35,725 

Royal Oak 46,898 

Saginaw 92,918 

Wyandotte 36,846 

MINNESOTA 

Duluth. . . 104,511 

Minneapolis. . .521,718 

Rochester 29,885 

St. Cloud 28,410 

St. Paul 311,349 

Winona 25,031 

MISSISSIPPI 

BUoxi 37,425 

GreenviUe 29,936 

Hattiesburg . . . 29,474 

Jackson 98,271 

Laurel 25,038 

Meridian 41,893 

Vicksburg 27,948 



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MISSOURI 

Columbia 31,994 

Independence.. 39,963 
Jefferson City.. 25,099 

Jophn 38,711 

Kansas City. . .456,622 

St. Joseph 78,588 

St. Louis 856,796 

Springfield 66,731 

University City 39,892 
MONTANA 

BiUings 31,834 

Butte 33,251 

Great Falls 39,214 

NEBRASKA 

Lincoln 98,884 

Omaha 251,117 

NEVADA 

Reno 32,497 

NEW HAMPSHIRE 

Concord 27,988 

Manchester. . . 82,732 

Nashua 34,669 

NEW JERSEY 
Atlantic City . . 61,657 

Bayonne 77,203 

Belleville 32,019 

Bloomfield 49,307 

Camden 124,555 

Chfton 64,511 

East Orange... 79,340 

EUzabeth 112,817 

Garfield 27,550 

Hackensack. . . 29,219 

Hamilton 41,156 

Hoboken 50,676 

Irvington 59,201 

Jersey City.. . .299,017 

Kearny 39,952 

Linden 30,644 

Maplewood . . . 25,201 
Montclair 43,927 



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1950 Census 

Newark 438,776 

New Brunswick 38,811 
North Bergen. . 41,560 

Nutley 26,992 

Orange 38,037 

Passaic 57,702 

Paterson 139,336 

Perth Amboy.. 41,330 

Plainfield 42,366 

Teaneck 33,772 

Trenton 128,009 

Union 38,004 

Union City 55,537 

W. New York.. 37,683 
West Orange. 28,605 
Woodbridge. . . 35,758 

NEW MEXICO 

Albuquerque . . 96,815 

RosweU 25,738 

Santa Fe 27,998 

' NEW YORK 

Albany 134,995 

Amsterdam . . . 32,240 

Auburn 36,722 

Binghamton... 80,674 

Buffalo 580,132 

Elmira 49,716 

Hempstead.... 29,135 

Ithaca 29,257 

Jamestown. . . . 43,354 

Kingston 28,817 

Lackawanna . . 27,658 

Lockport 25,133 

Mt. Vernon. . . 71,899 

Newburgh 31,956 

New Rochelle. . 59,725 
N. Y. City . .7,891,957 
Niagara Falls.. 90,872 
Poughkeepsie. . 41,023 

Rochester 332,488 

Rome 41,682 



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Schenectady. . . 91,785 

Syracuse 220,583 

Troy 72,311 

Utica 101,531 

Valley Stream . 26,854 

Watertown 34,350 

White Plains . . 43,466 

Yonkers 152,798 

NORTH CAROLINA 

Asheville 53,000 

Charlotte 134,042 

Durham 71,311 

FayetteviUe. . . 34,715 
Greensboro.... 74,389 

High Point 39,973 

Kannapolis . . . . 28,448 

Raleigh 65,679 

Rocky Mount. 27,697 

Wilmington . . . 45,043 

Winston-Salem 87,811 

NORTH DAKOTA 

Fargo 38,256 

Grand Forks. . 26,836 

OHIO 

Akron 274,605 

Alliance 26,161 

Barberton 27,820 

Canton 116,912 

Cincinnati 503,998 

Cleveland 914,808 

Cleveland 

Heights 59,141 

Columbus 375,901 

Cuyahoga Falls 29,195 

Dayton 243,872 

East Cleveland 40,047 

Elyria 30,307 

Euclid 41,396 

Hamilton 57,951 

Lakewood 68,071 

T ,itTia 50,246 



1950 Census 

Austin 132,459 

Beaumont 94,014 

Brownsville . . . 36,066 
Corpus Christi.108,287 

Dallas 434,462 

El Paso 130,485 

Fort Worth.. ..278,778 

Galveston 66,568 

Houston 596,163 

Laredo 51,910 

Lubbock 71,747 

Odessa 29,495 

Port Arthur. . . 57,530 

San Angelo 52,093 

San Antonio . . . 408,442 

Temple 25,467 

Tyler 38,968 

Waco 84,706 

Wichita Falls. . 68,042 
UTAH 

Ogden 57,112 

Prove 28,937 

Salt Lake City . 182.121 

VERMONT 

Bxirlington .... 33,155 

VIRGINIA 

Alexandria 61,738 

Charlottesville. 25,969 

Dan\-iUe 35,066 

Lynchburg 47,727 

Newport News. 42,358 

Norfolk 213,513 

Petersburg 35,054 

Portsmouth . . . 80,039 

Richmond 230,310 

Roanoke 91,921 

WASHINGTON 
Bellingham.... 34,112 
Bremerton .... 27,678 

Everett 33,849 

Seattle 467,591 



— continued 

Spokane 161,721 

Tacoma 143,673 

Vancouver. . . . 41,664 

Yakima 38,486 

WEST VIRGINIA 

Charleston 73,501 

Clarksburg 32,014 

Fairmont 29,346 

Huntington . . . 86,353 
Morgantown . . 25,525 
Parkersburg.. . 29,684 

Wheeling 58,891 

WISCONSIN 

Appleton 34,010 

Beloit 29,590 

Eau Claire .... 36,058 
Fond du Lac. . . 29,936 

Green Bay 52,735 

Kenosha 54,368 

La Crosse 47,535 

Madison 96,056 

Manitowoc 27,598 

Milwaukee 637,392 

Oshkosh 41,084 

Racine 71,193 

Sheboygan 42,365 

Superior (city) 35,325 

Wausau 30,414 

Wauwatosa. . . 33,324 

WestAlhs 42,959 

WYOMING 
Cheyenne. .... 31,935 
V. S. TERRITORIES 

Alaska 128,643 

American 

Samoa 18,937 

Canal Zone 52,822 

Guam 59,498 

Hawaii 499,795 

Puerto Rico. 2,210,703 
Virgin Islands . 26,665 



1950 Census - 

Lorain 51,202 

Mansfield .... 43,564 

Marion 33,817 

Massillon 29,594 

Middletown . . 33,695 

Newark 34,275 

Norwood 35,001 

Parma 28,897 

Portsmouth . . . 36,798 

Sandusky 29,375 

Shaker Heights 28,222 

Springfield 78,508 

Steubenville. . . 35,872 

Toledo 303,616 

Warren 49,856 

Youngstown. . . 168,330 

Zanesville 40,517 

OKLAHOMA 

Enid 36,017 

Lawton 34,757 

Muskogee 37,289 

Norman 27,006 

Oklahoma City243,504 

Tulsa 182,740 

OREGON 

Eugene 35,879 

Portland 373,628 

Salem 43,140 

PENNSYLVANIA 

Aliquippa 26,132 

AUentown 106,756 

Altoona 71,177 

Bethlehem 66,340 

Chester 66,039 

Easton 35,632 

Erie 130,803 

Harrisburg 89,544 

Hazleton 35,491 

Johnstown .... 63,232 

Lemcaster 63,774 

Lebanon 28,156 



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McKeesport. . . 51,502 
Newcastle.... 48,834 
New Kens' gton 25,146 

Norristown 38,126 

Philadelphia . 2,07 1 ,605 

Pittsburgh 676,806 

Reading 109,320 

Scranton 125,536 

Sharon 26,454 

Washington... 26,280 
Wilkes-Barre.. 76,826 
Wilkinsburg.. . 31,418 
WiUiamsport . . 45,047 
York 59,953 

RHODE ISLAND 

Cranston 55,060 

East Providence35,871 

Newport 37,564 

Pawtucket 81,436 

Providence 248,674 

V/arwick 43,028 

Woonsocket. . . 50,211 
SOUTH CAROLINA 

Charleston 70,174 

Columbia 86,914 

Greenville..... 58,161 
Spartanburg. . . 36,795 

SOUTH DAKOTA 
Rapid City.... 25,310 

Sioux Falls 52,696 

TENNESSEE 
Chattanooga. .131,041 

Jackson 30,207 

Johnson City.. 27,864 

Knoxville 124,769 

Memphis 396,000 

Nashville 174,307 

Oak Ridge . . . 30,229 
TEXAS 

AbUene 45,570 

AmariUo 74,246 



Weather Bureau 



Explanation of Flag Signals. 

No. 1, alone, indicates fair 

P weather, stationary temper- 

ature. 
No. 2, alone, indicates rain or 
snow, stationary temper- 
ature. 
No. 3, alone, indicates local rain, 
stationary temperature. 
1^ No. 1, with No. 4 above it, 

njIpM indicates fair weather, 

yMHa warmer. 

l^^H No. 1, with No. 4 below it. 
indicates fair weather, colder. 
No. 2, with No. 4 above it, 
indicates warmer weather, 
rain or snow. 
No. 2, with No. 4 below it, 
indicates colder weather, 
rain or snow. 
No. 3, with No. 4 above it, 
indicates warmer weather, 
with local rains. 
No. 3, with No. 4 below it, 
V indicates colder weather, 

1^^^^ with local rains. 

\^^^ No. 1, with No. B above it, 
p indicates fair weather, cold 

wave. 
No. 2, with No. 5 above it, 
indicates wet weather, cold 
wave. 

rf^—-^ Forecasts made at 10 a.m.. and 

B I displayed between 12 and 1 

[/_ I p.m., forecast the weather 

I for the following: day until 

8 p.m. 



No. 1. 
White Flag. 



Clear or Fair 

No. 2. 

Blue Flag. 



Rain or Snow. 

No. 3. 

White and 

Blue Flag. 

Local Rains. 

No. 4. 
Black Trian- 
gular Flag. 



Temperature. 

No. 5. 

White Flag. 

Black Centre. 



Cold Wave. 



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